First Responder Heart and Hypertension Claims: The Current State of Law and Medicine

Tuesday
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Crystal Ballroom H
Convention Level


Hear from a claimant and a defense attorney, cardiologists, and Judges of Compensation Claims on the obstacles presented by the Heart-Lung Bill, who is covered, conditions covered, pre-employment physical requirement, presence of disability, evidence needed to rebut the presumption, and related issues of the evidentiary standard and its impact on presumption claims. Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding on taking a proactive approach to the handling of first responders’ heart/hypertension claims with the goal of determining whether a claim should be accepted or denied.

Moderator:
Michael Broussard
Attorney
Broussard, Cullen & Blastic, PA
Orlando, FL

Panel:
Geoffrey Bichler
Attorney
Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC
Orlando, FL

Karen J. Cullen
Attorney
Broussard, Cullen & Blastic, PA
Orlando, FL

Michael A. Nocero, Jr., MD, MACC
Cardiologist
Altamonte Springs, FL

Steven Borzak, MD
Cardiologist
Atlantis, FL

Honorable Neal Pitts
Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims
Orlando, FL

Honorable Thomas W. Sculco
Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims
Orlando, FL

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