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Michigan lawmakers seek to include breast cancer in First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund.

The First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created in 2014 to help firefighters who develop occupational cancer. Any respiratory tract, bladder, skin, brain, kidney, blood, thyroid, testicular, prostate, or lymphatic cancer are now presumed to arise out of employment. It is up to the employer to prove otherwise. Tax revenue generated from the sale of medical marijuana is the primary funding mechanism.

Legislation has now been introduced in the Michigan House and Senate that would include breast cancer in the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund. We think it is long overdue and support this change. Contact your elected representatives and ask them to help advance Senate Bill 0628 (2017) and its companion House Bill 5089 (2017).

Unfortunately, a person who qualifies under the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund must suspend his or her workers’ comp case. We believe cancer-stricken firefighters should be able to pursue traditional workers’ comp benefits at the same time. This is important because funding can always be diverted or dry up entirely. Individuals suffering from cancer do not have the luxury of time and should be able to seek an open award of benefits.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 316-8033 for a free consultation today.

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