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Why is This Tennessee Military Widow Suing for Medical Malpractice?

In 2006, a National Guard veteran who served in Iraq was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) after having witnessed the death of more than 93 civilians. He began to suffer from agitation, insomnia, anxiety and many other symptoms that plague victims of PTSD. When he lost his insurance, he turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), who referred him to the James H. Quillen Veterans Administration Medical Center, to continue his treatment for PTSD. However, the VA and the Quillen facility failed to review his past psychiatric evaluations and medical records because they came from a private medical facility and misdiagnosed his PTSD as depression. Two years later, the veteran shot himself. Military Widow Sues the VA and Quillen Facility, Runs into “Paperwork Errors” The veteran’s widow filed a medical malpractice suit against the VA and the Quillen facility. After all, her husband complained the depression medicines were…
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