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Attorney Argues Hypertension Makes PTSD Compensable for Lost Wages

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 1098 | 0 | 72 min read

An Orlando claimants’ attorney said he argued a “novel” legal theory Monday before a judge of compensation claims, positing that a police officer with PTSD qualified for lost wages because the physical injury of hypertension accompanied his mental injury. Attorney Geoff Bichler is asking for $25,000 for former Orlando police Officer Gerry Realin, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after bagging bodies at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, following a shooting spree that left 49 dead. WKMG News 6 said reporters were not allowed to attend Realin&rsqu...

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