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I have been researching this for sometime now and haven't even found anything close to this type of lawsuit online. I already have a lawyer so that part is already taken care of. I suffer from 30% PTSD at this time. I served in OIF1. I have been seeing a physiologist at the VA for 5 years every week on Tuesday. I have been working forever on trying to figure out a better way to live with my PTSD. I work as a contractor in my everyday life supporting my family and a nice chunk of bills. One day I get a call from a lady telling me that she wants some work done on her house and like the business man I am I get right on it, through the talks and all I get the job. Shortly after talking to the lady she tells me that she is a nurse for the VA and me being proud of what I have done tell her that I am a disabled vet, and would like to show my gratitude for the VA and give her a slamming deal on the project. I start doing the job and it gets a little bumpy along the way. One of the deals was that she had to purchase all the materials or it would hold me up and the time frame that I expressed to her wouldn't be possible. So that's exactly what happened she procrastinates and I slow way down. Although we were having problems I kept my professionalism, and maintained myself. I continued to give the customer the "red carpet" treatment and dealt with it. Well a few weeks down the road she mentions to me that she looked up my medical records and proceeded to ask me if I didn't mind. I was in shock, but didn't realize what she had just told me. I sat on it for a couple of days and it really started to sink in, and I started to think to myself "man fear, every problem, everything that has been on my mind bothering me for the past five years has just been compromised!" So after a month of work and problems I manage to finish the job, but having much anxiety, I realize the best thing to do is go to the VA and tell them what has happened to me with this customer. I go to the VA and tell my Physiologist what has happened, and tell her that I am freaking out now because the day knows were I live (she just shows up to my house about a week after the job is completed.). I tell my physiologist that I don't want her to find out about the investigation till I have solid evidence that she did what she did to me.. My physiologist agrees that this would be the best thing to do, and reports all the info to the right people. A few day later I come home and my neighbor tells me that some "lady was snooping around my yard entered the garage, and then proceeded to go into my back door that was unlocked because I have a big pit bull that should have not let her in but some how she managed anyway. He then told me I pulled up and that is when he spotted the lady leaving a side door in a hurry because she noticed I hade returned. When he described her I knew who it was and was ANGRY! So again I tell the VA this info and it just adds to the evidence. The lady gives me a call and tells me she is filling a report with a cretin credible agency telling them that I took to long to finish the job… So despite the rest of the stuff she said in it one thing really… Really… REALLY pissed me off and this is what she stated

"Job was finally completed by a subcontractor and key returned. He did not give me any money back but I did give him his tools that he left behind. Because of my filing this report, he has gone to my place of work and has made many false accusations in an attempt to get me fired. I contend that he had no business acumen and while he may know how to tile, he doesn't know how to run a business. He suffers from PTSD and drinks alcohol to excess and that was one of the reasons he didn't show up to work. If I lose my job it will be because of him! I would be happy to avert anyone else from hiring him at all costs."

Beyond all the other crap that she pulled, are you kidding me she might as well kiss her own a$$ good buy forever as a nurse. You can call me any name in the book, or even tell me I'm a crummy contractor, but you want to talk about how illegal this was, someone tell me what you think, this is partial parts of the story right now I wish I could give more information but really not going to be able to till this case is sorted out. I know its going to be big because what this lady did to me and my family through this is unjust. Notice she knows about the investigation already? Yeah, so, so much for confidentiality there. All I wanted to do was give back to somebody that I had appreciation for, and know I am going through a lot of crap! Not only am I sour about this whole deal, but I can honestly say that I am super depressed, cant sleep and, my wife are having some serious problems over this whole deal. I just want things back to normal and understand that isn't going to happen… I don't know what else to do I am working with a really good lawyer and hope he can sort it out for me. I figure this is going to make some national news soon.

BTW I never told her in my own words that I had PTSD, she receved this info from my med records

Thanks for reading please take it easy on me, I'm new to this type of stress.

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It is at least a violation of HIPPA. Go forward with your lawyer and see what he thinks the best course is to take. Maybe you can be compensated for this violation of medical ethics.

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Welcome to Hadit and thanks for your service to the country.

Sorry to hear about your situation with this, but John is right, let your lawyer sort it out for you and deal with the VA on the privacy violation.

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Welcome to Hadit.

I'm so sorry to hear of what is happening with you. I agree that this is something for your lawyer to handle. In the meantime, is there a way that your records can be password protected? Just another reason why I'm so against electronic records--grr.

Maybe something to bring up with your lawyer and doc--this would sure help to keep the nosy nurse out of your records while the investigation is going on.

Just a thought.

Take good care of yourself...

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I was thinking you are being stalked to an extent. This person has inserted herself into your most private life. If she looked into your records she might have your SSA number and other most private information. She knows where you live. She is a psycho so a complaint to the highest authority and a CC: to your congressman about what is going on might be an idea. Have you talked to the patient advocate? Workers at IRS who did this got fired and punished beyond that I believe.

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Maybe even call the police? If your neighbor would tell them that he saw her enter your house, etc...

Put a fraud alert on your bank accounts and credit cards, etc. I think you do this by contacting the 3 big credit reporting agencies and of course any banks you do business with.

Not telling you all of this to scare you....just to be proactive.

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Thank you all for the fast responses. Yes I am dealing with the patient advocate right now, right now, and I guess what scares me the most is that I haven't seen a case in the VA like this one yet… I also am affrade to be in the public eye. I don't want to get involved and have my service picked apart by a court house full of fat pocket lawyers…

Maybe even call the police? If your neighbor would tell them that he saw her enter your house, etc...

Put a fraud alert on your bank accounts and credit cards, etc. I think you do this by contacting the 3 big credit reporting agencies and of course any banks you do business with.

Not telling you all of this to scare you....just to be proactive.

I didn't call the police because I am embarrassed that I allowed this to go on. This is a Fifty year old lady, and I am a young infantry man that did time in Iraq, I guess I don't want to be viewed as a week person, although the truth is I am so vulnerable right now. I keep just thinking that had I just been home that this would not have happened. I also keep having dreams of her walking in not knowing I am home and I catch her, and protect my house if you know what I mean. Don't get me wrong I would never hurt a lady, but I just feel so violated because of the whole situations…

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