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State Denies First Responders Claim Alleging that his Pre-Employment Blood Pressure Readings were Abnormal

One of the common defenses that employer/carriers commonly use in first responder claims is that the first responder didn’t pass the pre-employment physical. In the case versus Forester vs. Florida Highway Patrol, Investigator Forester had a pre-employment physical on October 19, 1993 that should blood pressure of 154/70, years after the fact, the state’s expert cardiologist, Dr. Talit testified that this was evidence of hypertension, while the claimants expert Dr. Sivasinkarne testified that a single blood pressure reading it’s evidence of hypertension. Judge Murphy rejected the argument that Investigator Foresters’ pre-employment blood pressure reading was abnormal and awarded workers’ compensation...

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Announcement: The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund Deadline Dates

Cavey and Barrett, co-founders of the Tampa Bay Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund announce that the application for 2011 must be submitted prior to February 28, 2011. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to help the dependents or descendants of workers who were injured in the course of their employment and who reside or whose accidents occurred in the state of Florida. The applicant’s relative must have been involved in an workers’ compensation accident. High school applicants must have a 2.70 GPA and college applicants must have 3.00 GPA to apply. You must maintain a 3.00 GPA for renewals. Unfortunately, our...

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December 1st is World Aids Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day and an opportunity to recognize the many faces of AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States. One in five of those people is unaware of their infection. An estimated 56,300 people become infected with HIV and more than 18,000 people with AIDS die each year in the U.S. view source...

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18.7 % Of the Countries Population Has Some Level of Disability

According to the US Census Bureau’s Report “American’s With Disabilities: 2005” 18.7% of the countries population has some level of disability. You should consider purchasing a private long term disability policy. Before doing so, you should consider the following: A short elimination period will allow you to quickly receive benefits. A policy that provides for cost of living adjustments if you are disabled over a long period of time. A long term disability policy that does not have any reductions if you receive Social Security Disability benefits. Nancy Cavey, long term disability policy expert, has written Robbed of Your Peace of Mind a book that...

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C&M Shull Forms Worker’s Compensation Advisory Group

State of Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate, C&M Shull, has formed the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Group. This group has diverse members of the workers’ compensation system and has invited members of the workers’ compensation section to participate. The Office of Consumer Advocacy is expected to “recommend changes in the workers’ compensation system”. We will keep you advised....

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