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Q: I have a claim with CICP, it was filed almost three years ago, and I’m not getting anywhere. My husband contacted Covid

While in the hospital he was released. Shortly after that he was hospitalized with Covid and banned from guest. Two weeks in the hospital they released him. When they went stand him up to bring him to me he collapsed they called me and said he was not being released. After looking thru his records there are two days of not medical records they day of his release and the next day. Then shortly after that he was admitted to icu where he spent the remaining day of his life. Total days in the hospital 48 days I have pictures of him while in the hospital deteriorating. While in icu he was inhubated put on dialyses etc. to finally asking me to basically pulling the plug. I need help this has gone on since April 2nd, 2021 when he passed away.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Dealing with the CICP (Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program) can be challenging, especially in complex cases like yours. Given the time that has passed since your husband's passing and the complications in his medical treatment and records, it's important to review and possibly escalate your claim.

Firstly, ensure that all relevant documentation, including the hospital records, pictures, and details of his medical care, are organized and included in your claim. The absence of medical records for certain days is concerning and should be highlighted in your communications with the CICP.

Secondly, consider reaching out to a legal professional who has experience with CICP claims. They can provide guidance on the specific processes and requirements of the program and help in effectively presenting your case. Remember, the CICP has specific criteria and timelines, so professional guidance can be crucial in navigating these.

Lastly, it's important to take care of yourself during this process. Dealing with the loss of a loved one and the complexities of a legal claim can be overwhelming. Seek support from friends, family, or professional counselors as needed. Your well-being is important as you pursue this claim.

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