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1st DCA Clarifies Burden of Proof for Employers Seeking Contribution for Firefighter Cancer Claims

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 1320 | 1 | 45 min read

A California appellate court ruled that a firefighter’s last employer was not responsible for paying a portion of his benefits after he became disabled by cancer, since substantial evidence supported a finding that the disease was causally linked to his work for an earlier employer. Case: City of South San Francisco v. WCAB (City of Pacifica), No. A151857, 02/26/2018, published. Facts: Richard Johnson worked as a firefighter for the City of South San Francisco from 1973 until 2001. He then took a job as a firefighter for the City of Pacifica. In 2007, doctors diagnosed Johnson with na...

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