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First Responders and Mitral Regurgitation | Brandon First Responders Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer

I am currently representing a Florida First responder with mitral regurgitation. What is it and is it covered under Florida's Heart and Lung Act? Mitral regurgitation is the incomplete closing of the mitral valve causing flow from the left ventricle into the left atrium. The causes of mtiral regurgitation are a mitral valve prolapse, ischemic changes, or rheumatic fever....

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Wage and Hour Rights for Nurses | Indian Rocks Beach Wage and Hour Lawyer

Are you a Florida registered nurse who is working overtime hours? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides an exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay for employees who are bona fide learned professional employees. If you are nurse who is not being paid overtime, call Cavey and Barrett, your Tampa Bay wage rights lawyers at 727-894-3188 to learn if you are entitled to overtime pay....

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Emma Murray Saves the Day for First Responders | Spring Hill First Responders Workers’ Compensation Benefits Attorney

The Florida legislature changed the attorney fee provisions of 440.34. Florida workers compensation attorneys, like Nancy Cavey, were paid attorneys fees by the workers compensation carrier if they successfully obtained workers' compensation benefits. There are two ways the fees were calculated....

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Back Log of Social Security Cases and Proposed Rules to Limit Evidence | New Port Richey Disability Benefits Lawyer

Under proposed Social Security Rules, the disability appeals process would adopt strict deadlines and rules of evidence. The Administrative Law Judge would give 75 days notice of hearing and require the applicant to submit all evidence supporting their claim for benefits within 5 days of the hearing. No post hearing evidence would be allowed as is now permitted....

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New First Responder Peripheral Vascular Disease Decision Extends Presumption | Pasco County First Responders Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer

On May 8, 2008 The First District Court of Appeal clarified its decision in Butler v. Jacksonville. Mr. Butler was a fire-figher who had hypertension which caused peripheral vascular disease (PVD). The First District held that Butler was entitled to presumption that his PVD as caused by his occupation as a firefighter. The Court also found Mr. Butler was permanently totally disabled as a result of the PVD. His hypertension was not per se disabling....

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Dynamite Decision on Pre-Employment Physicals and First Responders | New Port Richey First Responders Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer

Mr. Talpesh has a First Responder pre-employment physical that indicated he had "high blood pressure" but because the pre-employment physical did not reveal heart disease, firefighterTalpesh was entitled to the presumption that his heart disease was caused by his occupation as a firefighter!...

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