The plight of U.S. veterans who return from service in the Middle East afflicted with PTSD and other horrific injuries, only to face another battle–against the Veterans Administration for the care and benefits which are rightfully theirs, is the subject of “From the Lion’s Den: A Fight for Veterans Rights.” My article is about a landmark lawsuit entitled, Veterans for Common Sense v. Peake, filed in 2007 in federal court (N.D. Cal.) by Morrison & Foerster LLP, led by the late Gordon P. Erspamer. This case, on which I had the privilege to work for several years, brought facts to light concerning veterans’ suicides, improper medical diagnoses, erroneous discharge classifications, and the unconscionable delays and denials by the Veterans Administration to which veterans are subjected.
The article will be published in the spring issue of The National Paralegal Reporter, the official publication of The National Federation of Paralegal Associations.
Morrison & Foerster maintains a website containing all the important court filings, transcripts and information about the trial and appeals, which are concluded, as well as useful resources for veterans at: www.veteransptsdclassaction.org.