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Court Upholds Award of Benefits to Cancer-Stricken Firefighter's Widow

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 0

A Texas appellate court upheld an award of death benefits to a cancer-stricken firefighter’s widow. Charlie Jaimes worked as a firefighter for the City of Dallas, a self-insured workers' compensation provider. In 2011, Jaimes was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. He filed a claim for occupational disease injury with the Division of Workers' Compensation, but his claim was denied. Jaimes died in June 2014 and his widow filed a claim for death benefits in April 2016. An administrative law judge found that Jaimes’ cancer was a compensable occupational in...

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