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House Bill Would Create Cancer Presumption for Firefighters

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 0

More than 30 states have some type of cancer presumption laws for firefighters, and about 20 of them have a presumption in place for firefighters to collect workers’ compensation benefits if they contract cancer while employed as a firefighter. North Carolina has no such presumption statutes, according to the International Association of Firefighters. But a bill sponsored by more than 30 state lawmakers is aiming to bring the Tar Heel state into a national trend that’s part of the post-9/11 landscape – even as some observers question the causation link between firefighti...

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