More than a year after a Houston firefighter died of cancer, her husband is fighting for benefits he says his wife earned.
It appeared he even had the fire chief on his side.
It’s just the latest case of Houston heroes having a tough time fighting the city’s workers’ compensation system.
ABC13 has reported on police officers struggling with the system. Then, we heard from firefighters and their families, too.
Families like those of Margaret Roberts.
Roberts loved being a Houston firefighter. She did it for more than 21 years until her cancer-ravaged body simply couldn’t do it anymore.
“I had to sit there for almost five years and watch her die daily,” Margaret’s husband, Daniel Roberts, said.
After a long fight with multiple myeloma, Margaret died in January 2017.