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SCV: Prior retirement foreclosed line-of-duty benefits (access required)

A retired firefighter diagnosed with throat cancer - an occupational disease - was not a "disabled person" prevented from the further performance of his duties and, thus, was not entitled to continuing health insurance coverage. Background Plaintiff Eddie R. Jones Sr. was employed with the City of Hampton as a firefighter from October 5, 1977 to August 1, 2010, ...