Barbara Clark, a Registered Nurse and a Plaintiff in a $40 Million Lawsuit Against the State of California, Tells Her Story for Upcoming Television Broadcast

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Disabled injured worker tells chilling tale of stalking, intimidation, harassment.

Sam Gold, host of the public access television show “Injured on the Job" (which focuses on the California Workers Compensation system) will feature an exclusive twelve minute interview with disabled injured nurse Barbara Clark, who gained notoriety last week for filing a $40 Million lawsuit against John Rea, head of California’s Department of Industrial Relations. (Case No. USDC for EDC (Sacramento) 2:05 - CV - 02410)

“Her story is compelling and needs to be told,” commented Gold, who operates the non-profit injured workers advocacy group, Californians Injured At Work, Inc. (

Clark, a registered nurse practitioner, filed a federal lawsuit in Sacramento last week alleging that disabled injured workers are being used in a complex political game to make Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s workers comp reform policies look attractive, regardless of whatever pain and suffering it may cause the disabled.

“Barb’s story speaks to the endless stream of court ordered judgments that she has obtained that are simply ignored by one of the largest hospital chains in the country that apparently wants to see her just die from her injuries,” Gold said.

“She told me about the private detectives that constantly follow her, and apparently tried to run her off the road. She tells my audience about sabotage done to her car. The late night hang up phone calls. The lady is living a nightmare,” Gold reported.

“As reported on earlier programs, physicians are dropping out of the California work comp system at an alarming rate because of these type of activities,” Gold reported. “This is worrisome because it means disabled injured workers are living in pain and physicians don’t want to treat them,” he continued.

“Where will these disabled injured workers go for treatment? Probably to already overburdened emergency rooms, driving up costs and inefficiencies, it is a recipe for a health care system meltdown,” Gold cited.

Californians Injured At Work, Inc. sponsors the television show "Injured On The Job". For listing of channels and schedules of the show visit the website:
Copies of Barbara Clark’s lawsuit can be obtained at

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