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Army Veteran Struggles with Chronic Pain and Veterans Affairs

Army Veteran Struggles with Chronic Pain and Veterans Affairs September 16, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Macon, GA Ask disabled US Army Veteran Alex Pappas (pictured) what he thinks about the current VA medical malpractice controversy surrounding the department and its services and he says, “I am absolute proof of the problems with the VA. I think soldiers are only important to the government as long as they are soldiers.”
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Veterans’ Attorney Advocate Sees New Class-Action Legal Battlegrounds for Wounded Warriors

Veterans’ Attorney Advocate Sees New Class-Action Legal Battlegrounds for Wounded Warriors July 12, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Fairfax, VA Attorney Benjamin Krause is a powerful voice for former soldiers who often find themselves fighting against the Veterans Administration (VA), an organization they expect to be their ally.
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VA Has Improved, but Treatment Delays Need to Be Addressed Says Attorney Shanin Specter

VA Has Improved, but Treatment Delays Need to Be Addressed Says Attorney Shanin Specter July 8, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA Well-known attorney Shanin Specter has been flying “legal sorties” into the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a long time.
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Medical Malpractice Suits against Pennsylvania VA Clinic Settled for $1.4M

Medical Malpractice Suits against Pennsylvania VA Clinic Settled for $1.4M June 11, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
Families of four veterans who died due to medical malpractice at the Coatesville, PA, Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic were paid nearly $1.4 million in wrongful death cases following their treatment, according to reports from The Center for Investigative Reporting.
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“They Set Me on Fire”

“They Set Me on Fire” August 31, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Stafford, WV American military vet Steven Anthony was already living a life compromised by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when he was suffered another blow to his already fragile mind at a Veteran’s hospital in Martinsburg, Virginia. Steven became a victim of veteran medical malpractice.
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VA Hospital Malpractice Lawsuit an Icy Proposition

VA Hospital Malpractice Lawsuit an Icy Proposition December 20, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Louisville, KY An army veteran who underwent a necessary surgical procedure on his penis has launched a VA hospital malpractice lawsuit after frostbite, and then gangrene set in necessitating the removal of a five-inch section of the plaintiff's penis. Michael D. Nash of Louisville, Kentucky is seeking $10 million in compensation.
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Another Iraq Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury

Another Iraq Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury July 17, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Orange Park, FL Kevin says he doesn’t regret joining the army—even though he has been diagnosed with PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI). But he does regret not fighting harder for benefits. “The VA doctors should have done more testing for my TBI—instead I was released from the army for PTSD,” says Kevin, age 33. “I told him that he was full of it—how can PSTD cause short-term memory loss?”
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VA Medical Malpractice: Veteran Cries Discrimination

VA Medical Malpractice: Veteran Cries Discrimination April 5, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Portland, OR Not only does Arthur believe that his VA doctor is guilty of VA medical malpractice after a botched surgery, he also accuses the VA hospital (and the federal government) of discriminating against Korean and Vietnam veterans.
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VA Hospital Malpractice: Four Lawsuits Seeking $9 Million

VA Hospital Malpractice: Four Lawsuits Seeking $9 Million March 28, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Murfreesboro, TN Alleged incidents of VA hospital malpractice dating back to a five-year period beginning in 2003 are finally starting to wind their way through the courts, following congressional hearings and media attention focusing on hospitals operated by the Department of Veteran's Affairs in Murfreesboro, Augusta and Miami.
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VA Medical Malpractice and PTSD

VA Medical Malpractice and PTSD February 28, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Ann Arbor, MI When John, a Gulf War veteran, came home from Iraq, he was suffering from panic attacks and wound up in the psychiatric ward of a Veteran's Administration hospital. But he still has "massive" panic attacks because he didn't get any help from the VA. "Sometimes it takes the slightest trigger and PTSD is hard to keep under control if you aren't given the tools," Jason says. "I keep going to meetings at the VA to learn how to deal with it and recognize the signs, but they don't know how to treat veterans' PTSD." John is more than frustrated with his treatment and VA medical malpractice.
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