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Insurance Carrier Can Be Reimbursed for Firefighter's Cancer Treatments

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 371 | 0 | 0 min read

The Commonwealth Court ruled that the health insurance provider for a cancer-stricken firefighter was entitled to full reimbursement for the bills it had paid for the firefighter’s medical treatment. Case: City of Philadelphia v. WCAB (Knudson), No. 675 C.D. 2016, 07/03/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Eric Knudson worked for the City of Philadelphia as a firefighter. He filed a workers’ compensation claim after being diagnosed with cancer, and his private health insurance carrier, Independence Blue Cross, asserted a lien for a recovery on the bills it had paid for...

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