Heart and Lung Presumption
The Heart and Lung Presumption creates a presumption of compensability of claims related to hypertension, heart disease and respiratory disease in law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first responders meeting the required criteria required by statute. These cases are becoming increasingly costly to defend. At Angones, McClure & Garcia legal services are provided to Police Departments, Fire Departments and Municipalities defending these cases.
The firm has been able to successfully defend municipalities and departments in workers’ compensation claims falling under the Heart and Lung Presumption. The firm’s experienced attorneys are able to provide cost effective representation in this specialized and complex sub-field of workers’ compensation.