post-traumatic stress disorder News

PTSD Coverage for First Responders Left Out of Ohio Workers’ Comp Budget

Lawmakers have approved a two-year budget for Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers after missing the initial deadline at the end of June and covering the gap with a temporary budget. The nearly $645 million funding measure for the Bureau …

New Hampshire House Adds Medical Pot Qualifiers, Backs Decriminalization

The New Hampshire House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in support of decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and expanding access to medical marijuana for people suffering from chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder. The bills won support from more than 300 of …

Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Grows, Sales Climb

Illinois officials posted new forms this week for doctors and patients in the state’s medical marijuana program to reflect changes in the law, and announced that July retail sales reached a new high at $2.9 million. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed …

Teacher Scared by Gunman in Drill Sues Oregon District for PTSD

A former grade school teacher in eastern Oregon says she was so scared when a man burst into her classroom and pulled the trigger on the pistol he pointed at her face that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and …

Connecticut Revisits Workers’ Comp for First Responders With PTSD

The Connecticut General Assembly is revisiting whether to grant workers’ compensation coverage for certain first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, such as those who responded to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Following a couple years of …

Former NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty in Disability Fraud Scheme

A retired member of the New York City Police Department pleaded guilty to charges that he led a ring that directed hundreds of applicants for disability benefits to lie about their psychiatric conditions. Joseph Esposito, 70, of Valley Stream, New …

Employee Wins Comp Benefits in N.Y. After Run-In With Co-Worker’s Husband

A former manager at a New York supermarket is due workers’ compensation benefits for his preexisting post-traumatic stress disorder condition, which was exacerbated during his employment because of threatening conduct by a co-worker’s husband, a New York appellate court ruled. …

Former Montana Deputy Sues Over Lack of PTSD Treatment

A former Gallatin County, Mont. sheriff’s deputy who faces trial in May on charges that he mistreated a prisoner three years ago is suing the county claiming he did not receive adequate treatment for job-related mental health issues. The Bozeman …

NYPD, FDNY Retirees Among Dozens Charged With Disability Fraud

More than 100 retirees, most of whom worked for the New York City police and fire departments, were charged with stealing benefits from a federal disability program by lying about psychiatric conditions. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said Tuesday …

Widow Sues Tennessee Veterans Hospital Over Husband’s Suicide

The widow of an Iraq war veteran from Tennessee claims in a lawsuit that the Veterans Affairs was negligent in failing to diagnose and treat his post-traumatic stress disorder before he committed suicide in 2008. The suit filed in federal …