San Bernardino Victims Struggle With Coverage Under One-Size-Fits-All Workers’ Comp Law
The shooting on Dec. 2, 2015, was a workplace attack, not covered by regular insurance. Instead, their treatment comes under the workers’ compensation system.
The New York Times:
‘Victimizing Me All Over Again’: San Bernardino Victims Fight For Treatment
Almost a year after a terrorist’s bullets ripped through her, after so many operations and infections she has lost count, Valerie Kallis-Weber has a paralyzed left hand, painful bone and bullet fragments in her pelvis, psychological trauma and tissue damage, including a fist-size gouge in her thigh where a bullet tore away the muscle. ... But the visits from the health aide have been reduced, and she has been told they will end soon. Approval of her antidepressant medication was withdrawn. Her occupational therapy was cut off, and her physical therapy stopped, restarted and stopped again. (Perez-Pena, 11/30)