Post Falls, ID asked in Military Law for Washington

Q: Can i sue the va for giving me all male providers when i have documented Military sexual trauma? Im a female veteran.

Im a disabled female veteran with documented Military sexual trauma from being raped in iraq by our own soldiers... The VA knew about my sexual trauma and still only provided me with all male providers. Just going to an appointment is a trigger for me and ends up being very traumatic, especially after having a female exam done. Ive missed numerous appointments because of this and just a week ago it was finally addressed after i brought it up in my compensation & pension appointment, which ended up being a female conducting the appointment.

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Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: You likely do not have grounds for a lawsuit unless you could establish it was done intentional to cause you emotional pain. Your better route is to make a complaint within the VA, to the VA OIG, or through a congressional inquiry/complaint.

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