Excerpts from the valleycentral.com:

After a long legal battle, a judge ruled in favor of Homer Salinas – a Mission, TX firefighter denied workmen’s compensation after he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

The city’s insurance carrier claimed that his diagnosis was unrelated to his work and refused to cover treatment costs, but Salinas appealed that decision last November and finally got the answer he’d been waiting for. But the fight could continue.

It remains unknown whether or not there will be an appeal on the court’s ruling.