Cardiomyopathy And Florida’s First Responded Presumption
In a case of Orange County v. Wilder, the 1st District Court of Appeals has ruled that viral cardiomyopathy constitutes heart and “heart disease” as the term is used in Section Florida Statute 112.18. If a presumption applies, a first responder is under no obligation to establish occupational causation and the employer has the burden to prove that they did not get the virus at work.
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Article noted from FEBRUARY 1, 2013 FLORIDA LAW WEEKLY