In neighboring news:

A Houston Chronicle report citing Texas Department of Insurance information indicates that some Texas cities are denying firefighters workers’ compensation benefits for cancer, despite a 2005 state law that grants firefighters a cancer presumption. Firefighters say that cities use a memo by the Texas Intergovernmental Risk Pool to dodge the cancer presumptive law. The memo only presumes three types of cancer are caused by firefighting: testicular, prostate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Read more via Insurance Journal here.

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