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Ohio: Firefighter’s Presumption Does Not Apply to ALS

November 09, 2017 (1 min read)

An Ohio appellate court ruled recently that a trial court’s refusal to apply the special firefighter’s presumption contained in Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4123.68(W) to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was not error, in spite of the employee’s contention that ALS should be considered a “cardiovascular, pulmonary, or respiratory disease" because it usually caused death by weakening a person's muscles to the point that he or she could no longer breathe. The appellate court observed that both experts testified that the employee’s ALS was a neurological disease.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is the co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Rusin v. Buehrer, 2017-Ohio-8411, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 4803 (Nov. 3, 2017)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 52.07.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law