Afghanistan Mass Murder Highlights Need For Better Mental Health Treatment For Nevada and US Veterans
The news from Afghanistan this week has saddened and shocked all Americans. A US soldier went on a rampage, shooting and killing 16 people, including nine children and 3 women in Kandahar Province. An unnamed 38-year old staff sergeant, who is a father of two and a veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq, went from home to home shooting the Afghani civilians as they slept. When finished, the shooter returned to his base and confessed.
This terrible tragedy is the latest in a series of horrifically violent events that have happened at the hands of soldiers from the much-maligned Lewis-McChord US Army base just south of Tacoma, Washington. Other violent incidents committed by soldiers from this base include an ex-soldier who murdered a park ranger, a staff sergeant who tortured and raped two women and a 19-year old private who murdered a teenage girl.
It is unknown what has spurred the violent incidents emanating from this base, but as we wrote about last month, Madigan Healthcare System, the army hospital at Lewis-McChord, was cited for cautioning doctors to avoid diagnosing soldiers with brain damage and post-traumatic stress disorder due to cost concerns. If you are a Nevada veteran suffering from brain damage or post-traumatic stress disorder and were misdiagnosed by the military of Veterans’ Administration, you deserve to be reimbursed for your medical costs, lost work and other pain and suffering. Contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
The attorneys at Benson and Bingham salute and honor all of Nevada’s and our Nation’s veterans. We believe those who have sacrificed and dedicated their lives to our country deserve exemplary medical treatment from the VA. We even offer veterans an exclusive military discount. Some of our practice’s key competencies are brain injury and PTSD. Please contact us today to ensure you get the representation you deserve.