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Elevated Blood Pressure Didn't Foreclose Officer From Invoking Heart-Lung Statute

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 269 | 0 | 0 min read

Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a single elevated blood pressure reading noted in a police officer’s pre-employment physical examination did not constitute evidence of a hypertensive condition. Case: City of Tavares v. Harper, No. 1D17-0027, 10/24/2017, published. Facts: Billy Harper worked for the City of Tavares as a police officer. In 2016, he experienced two incidences of severely elevated blood pressure, and his doctor took him off work. Harper was eventually diagnosed with hypertension. He filed a workers’ compensation claim, relying on the Flo...

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