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WRAL Investigates: Injured NC state trooper battles for treatment

Posted April 30, 2015

In February, during the State of the State address, Gov. Pat McCrory became emotional talking about Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Potts. Potts, who survived being shot on the job, stood in the balcony of the House chamber to recognize the standing ovation. It was a moment of respect and appreciation for the sacrifices of a lawman.

Kay Reyna saw it. She was moved for Trooper Potts, but deeply frustrated for her husband, Humberto Reyna.

Reyna was a trooper working an accident in 2009 when a car crashed into the back of his cruiser.

Kay Reyna says her husband never returned home that day. Various doctors diagnosed him with a severe brain injury and other issues related to the crash.

While state leaders paid tribute to Trooper Potts, Kay Reyna can’t understand why she struggled to get care for her husband. Monday at 6, WRAL Investigates the workers' compensation case of Humberto Reyna.

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  • Charlie Jaxon May 1, 2015
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    The Blue-Collared worker in NC have been going thru red tape for years before they finally get the help they need. But you have to be almost dead to get the help you need. It's like they are scared to pay you the money that the people have paid them! It's a total money scam in NC!

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