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A local Kansas City man is suing the VA for $35 million in a malpractice suit, in my words basically, he was treated for 10 years of being misdiagnosed for a mental condition that he didn’t actually have, and it cost him his pilots career. Anyone can google it for accurate details. I made medical treatment record requests while on active duty months before my discharge, but were told they were all lost in transit from Vietnam, when I was medivac’d out. What I did receive at discharge was Form DA 3349 showing P-3 permanent profile for permanent defects under “physical capacity and stamina”. I had what we call now, Chloracne, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda, Upper Respiratory Infections with undetermined organisms, Group A Streptococcus, vision problems with eye aches, Migraine Headaches, abnormal Liver and kidney issues with urinating blood, uncontrolled pruritus, insomnia, urticaria, rashes, unexplained fevers, heart palpatations, abdominal pain and cramps, severe bone pain, and on and on. I was stuck thousands of times by mosquitos, ate or almost ate some nasty uncooked/undercooked fish, besides drinking nasty water. I probably had Liver Flukes, Filariasis, or Malaria or all of them because I was in a coma most of a week a few months after discharge, and I never recovered from RVN Service. My treatment records NEVER WERE LOST, but they were withheld for 45 years, and 6/7 months still are, plus all of them from Japan, about 4 days of test results. The VA has withheld the missing documents and medical board proceedings per FOIA EXEMPTION 5 for a year or two, but now say they mistakenly spoke when said they were withholding them in the two or three reply’s from FOIA Requests. I still have not received the records I have requested, such as pay records, morning reports, and I am at the point that I actually may need an attorney. I am being reconsidered now, but I was deceived and had no evidence for a disability claim before I was discharged. Being naive and 21, and never doubting the integrity and honesty of the Army or VA, I couldn’t see how I would ever get a disability claim approved. I barely had proof that I was even in Vietnam, but now have proof of a 28 day straight stay in the infectious disease wards. SHOULD I TRUST THE VA TO MAKE THIS RIGHT, OR DO I CONTACT THE ATTORNEY HANDLING THE $35 Million dollar suit? Sorry for being long winded, but a little history makes it clearer. It’s going on four years with Line of Duty, and 100% Direct Service Evidence, but only recently given 70%, but denied 100% Service Connection that was due in June 1971.Thanks again. Victor Ray
I'm doing some initial research regarding possible claims so I wanted to toss this out to the Hadit team to see if anyone has any advice or recommendations. I am SC for chronic allergies and depression secondary to chronic joint pain. Last year I started having problems with urticaria (hives), angioedema, and cellulitis. All of it began within a few weeks of each other and I have had problems since. Urticaria/Hives The hives start out as itchy areas on my torso, arms, legs, or in crevices (under arms, groin). Eventually I get raised whelps which are warm to touch and itch like crazy. They begin to expand and literally make their way across my body. Some are up to a foot in length. They subside after a few days, but usually pop back up and the cycle repeats again. Angioedema During or after the hive breakouts, I have had swelling of my fingers, hands, wrists, and my throat (landed me in intensive care for almost a week). Cellulitis So far, this has been limited to my groin area and has occurred a few times causing swelling and pain. I sought treatment from the VA allergy specialists and they took me off of a lot of my medications, upped my antihistamines, added prednisone, and I tested negative for hereditary angioedema. Even after being off the meds, the problems persist, so the docs are slowly working me back on my regular medications. My wife noticed that when I am stressed, which is mostly due to the chronic pain, I tend to have more episodes. We have been documenting the episodes and have taken photos. I know that if I wanted to file a claim, I would need a nexus from a doc saying these are related. I will need to go back through my service records to see if I have and related records. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations regarding claims for these issues? Thanks