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Breaking Down Louisiana’s Complex First Responder/Cancer Presumption

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Emergency responders have a higher incidence of cancer than the general population. In fact, among some types of cancer, the risk is twice as high. Typically, cancer is a combination of an environmental and a genetic condition. Therefore, tracing it to one specific cause is not easy. Lawmakers in the Bayou State recently passed… Read More »

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Legal Options Under the New Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Many workers risk toxic exposure. Construction workers often encounter asbestos and landscaping workers often inhale toxic fumes. Emergency responders often inhale toxic fumes as well, mostly from smoke. However, the link between a work-related condition and cancer is often hard to establish. Partially in response to this dilemma, then-Governor Phil Bryant signed S.B. 2835… Read More »

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