Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement of the winners of this year’s Comp Laude award winners, including one of the awards for injured worker that went to New Mexico Police Officer Jeremy “RoboCop” Romero.
Romero survived a devastating car crash while on duty and was left paralyzed from the waist down, with only a 5% chance to walk again. With the help of case manager Genex Services, Romero became the first American worker injured in the line of duty to receive funding for an exoskeleton device. As a result, Romero can stand and walk again, and has been able to wean off opioids, antidepressants and hypertension medication, regained mobility in his upper thighs, and is also running for Sheriff of Guadalupe County, NM. Readers may be familiar with Romero from the video “The Rise of a Real-life RoboCop” that chronicles Romero’s journey.
Find out more about Romero by clicking here!
Find out about all the Comp Laude award winners by clicking here!