Occupational Disease Claims Involving First Responders: PTSD and Cancer

Tuesday
3:15 – 5:15 pm

Crystal Ballroom H
Convention Level


Join this session to hear from the panel about their experience and perspective in handling occupational disease claims involving first responders, including the newly enacted statute on PTSD. The attendees will get a thorough understanding of psychiatric claims under Chapter 440 and the new PTSD Statute, including qualifying events, DSM-5 criteria for PTSD, and procedural requirements. In addition, cancer claims pursued under a presumption or occupational disease theory will be discussed in this interactive presentation.

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

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

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

Noel Figueroa, MD
Mind Hope of Oviedo
Oviedo, FL

Ryan Gallik, EMT-P
President
Ryan Gallik & Associates, LLC
Orlando, FL

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