PTSD Treatment Covered Under Workers’ Comp for Nebraska Man

April 14, 2014

An Omaha, Neb., clothing store manager shot up to nine times in an act of revenge for reporting an earlier robbery is entitled to compensation for drug and alcohol rehab and treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome following the shooting.

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday affirmed a Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court’s ruling that Matthew Kim is entitled to temporary total disability benefits. It also found that Kim’s emergency room visit and inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol use months after the June 2011 shooting should be covered.

The high court also upheld the lower court’s finding that Kim is entitled to payment of future medical expenses.

Two Omaha brothers, Gatdet and Gamar Chuol, were convicted and sentenced to decades in prison for Kim’s shooting.

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