Former Firefighter With Cancer Files Lawsuit Against County After Being Denied Health Benefits

Former firefighter Phillip Shinn has filed a lawsuit as an individual against Marion County after his claim for cancer benefits was denied.

After retiring from Marion County Fire Rescue in February of 2016, Shinn was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August of 2022. Although Shinn had been retired from the department and aged out of its health insurance, he meets all of the requirements for health benefits as a retired firefighter suffering from cancer.

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