$380,000 for Young Veteran with Cancer in Kansas

Updated: Jun 18

Our client was in the process of being honorably discharged from the Army when his doctors discovered a concerning growth on his thyroid. The Army continued to process his discharge and never nailed down what was wrong with him.


Once he returned to civilian life, he immediately sought help from the VA hospital in Kansas City. But the VA let him fall through the cracks. Months and months went by before they became interested in finding out what the unexplained growth on his thyroid was.

By the time they figured out it was cancer, nearly a year after it had been first identified by the Army doctors, the cancer had already spread to his lungs.

We took on the case and went directly to the VA. After several months, the VA agreed to settle the case for $380,000. Now this young veteran has some additional help for him and his family as he focuses on his treatment and beating this cancer.



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