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Questions Surface on Settlements, Cancers in Presumption Bill Hearing

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 378 | 0 | 41 min read

A much-debated bill to expand cancer presumption for firefighters, approved by the Senate earlier this month, was back in a House committee hearing this week, where lawmakers raised new questions about some fundamental aspects. Representatives focused on two main issues in Senate Bill 2551: Whether settlements should once again be allowed in workers' compensation claims, and why the bill lists 11 types of cancers. A lawyer representing the City of San Antonio and the bill's sponsor noted that standards for rebutting cancer claims also have yet to be finalized in the bill, but both...

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