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Both Sides Hoping Bill Can Fix Cancer Presumption Law

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 725 | 0 | 47 min read

One of the most-anticipated pieces of workers' comp legislation in Texas this year would address the state's murky cancer presumption law, which insurers say limits firefighters to just three types of malignancies, but fire workers say already includes most types of cancer. But with just three weeks left before a bill-filing deadline, no such measure has been seen in the halls of the state Capitol. Instead, the firefighters' union and the Texas Municipal League both are now hoping a bill introduced by state Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, will be the vehicle of change th...

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