A United States veteran of foreign war who lives outside Hawaii has alleged wrongdoing against the Veterans Administration. The serviceman was injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom and says that an intern at the VA made a misdiagnosis that has possibly delayed his recovery. The man apparently suffers from traumatic brain injury but only discovered that after seeking a second opinion on his own.
The veteran has taken formal action against the VA, asserting that the agency should be held accountable for medical malpractice. Reportedly, he and approximately 25,000 other veterans were examined by unqualified personnel regarding traumatic brain injury conditions. The person who examined the veteran himself, and later stated that he was not physically injured, was not a medical doctor, but a psychology intern.
The decorated veteran’s brain injury occurred when his military vehicle was rocked by an exploding bomb nearby. His head struck against a heavy machine gun, and he says he has never been the same since. The soldier visited a neurologist, who concluded that the first diagnosis was entirely incorrect.
The veteran says he can deal with his own misdiagnosis but wants to pursue the matter in court in the hope that it will prevent others from enduring similar injustices. At this time, he remains unable to work and struggles each day to regain at least some of his former capabilities. Whether military or civilian, anyone in Hawaii who has suffered from a medical misdiagnosis can contact a personal injury attorney to begin the process of filing a claim against any and all parties deemed responsible.
Source: ksdk.com, “Vet sues VA, claims interns made medical decisions“, Mike Rush, Aug. 16, 2016