Are You a Nevada Veteran Denied a PTSD Diagnosis and Treatment?
America’s all-volunteer military sacrifice tremendously to serve their country – whether they are stationed domestically or overseas in a war zone. These brave young men and women face low wages, time apart from friends and family, debilitating injury and even the ultimate sacrifice, death. For much of the 20th Century, American soldiers received significant respect and benefits from the service – the GI Bill and the Veterans’ Administration helped educate and keep healthy generations of veterans. The attorneys of Benson and Bingham salute our veterans from Nevada and across the country.
The announcement today that soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were repeatedly called “malingerers” by the cost conscious doctors and administrators of the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA were extremely disheartening to all Americans. The Department of Defense has received a significant amount of complaints from soldiers stationed at Lewis-McChord, an army base serviced by Madigan. The base, which had sent the largest number of troops in the country to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, has been plagued by rising rates of alcoholism, family and spousal abuse, and soldiers complaining of significant memory lapses, uncontrollable rages and vivid nightmares. If you are a Nevada veteran suffering symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and feel you were misdiagnosed by the Veterans Administration, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
Testimony has lead to a presentation given by a forensic psychiatrist from Madigan which detailed the costs to the taxpayer associated with a diagnosis of PTSD. While evidence of pervasive non-diagnosis of the stress disorder is still pending, the entire affair is currently being investigated by the US Senate’s Veteran Affairs Committee. Two physicians and a Colonel, a West Point Graduate, have been suspended due to the pending investigation. If you are a Nevada Veteran with PTSD and have been misdiagnosed by the US Army or Veterans Administration, you deserve legal protection. Contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
Joseph Benson II, Esq. and Ben Bingham, Esq. are partners in the Nevada’s leading personal injury law firm. We represent clients of all ages and in all types of injury cases. We have successful represented clients in auto accident, wrongful death, injury accidents where our clients have suffered brain damage and spinal cord injuries. Our past experience with spinal cord injuries and brain damage give us the experience to best represent Nevada veterans who have suffered PTSD. Our firm is proud to offer our veterans from all states discounts in appreciation for their service.