‘Victimizing Me All Over Again’: San Bernardino Victims Fight for Treatment

Dec 20, 2016 -- Posted by : admin

Looks like California has a similar system that results in injured workers' having to fight for every treatment, medicine and benefit following a work injury.


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.

Ms. Kallis-Weber, a survivor of the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that left 14 people dead and 22 seriously injured, still faces a long, hard road to reach something like recovery. She needs more operations, she relies on a home health aide, and her doctors want her to get physical and occupational therapy to relearn to use her arms and legs.

“I can’t type, I can’t put a bra on, I can’t cut a steak, I can’t drive, I can’t do laundry, I can’t wrap a present, I can’t put my shoes and socks on, I can’t do much walking or standing or sitting,” she said. “I need help with everything.”

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