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 firefigher 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 fire-fighter. The Court also found Mr. Butler was permanently totally disabled as a result of the PVD. His hypertension was not per se disabling.
This is a great case that can be used to argue that any medical condition that flows from a presumed condition is also a covered presumptive condition extending the reach of the presumption!
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