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News Alert - October 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Decision in City of Phila. Fire Dept. vs. W.C.A.B. (Sladek)

On October 17, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision in City of Phila. Fire Dept. vs. W.C.A.B. (Sladek). The decision is a tremendous win for firefighters and dependents dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Michael Dryden, a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson, has represented dozens of firefighters in Workers' Compensation claims for cancer. Sladek is the first decision from the Supreme Court to decisively address the burden of proof placed upon a firefighter or firefighter dependent under the Cancer Presumption Provisions added to the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act in 2011. Read more about the case here.

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