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Firefighter's Predisposition for Heart Disease Doesn't Bar Presumption

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 180 | 0 | 9 min read

The Nevada Court of Appeals ruled that a firefighter was eligible for a statutory presumption that his heart attack was work-related even though he failed to correct the conditions that predisposed him to heart disease. Case: City of Las Vegas v. Burns, No. 76099-COA, 11/13/2019, unpublished. Facts: Gregg Burns worked for the City of Las Vegas as a firefighter. He filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after a heart attack in October 2013. The city denied his claim, asserting Burns had predisposing conditions that he failed to correct, precluding benefits pursuant to Nevada ...

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