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 statutory criteria. At Angones, McClure & Garcia, our attorneys provide an aggressive defense to police department, fire departments, municipalities, as well as insurance carriers and third-party administrators in defending these cases.


This complex sub-field of workers’ compensation defense can become increasingly costly to defend if not defended properly. As these cases have become more frequent, the team at Angones, McClure & Garcia has provided in-services and seminars to fire departments, police departments, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators on the best ways to handle these claims on all fronts.