My husband was in the Marine Corp and served four years in the World War II. While serving in World War II, he was wounded by shots to the leg. After serving his time in the Marine Corp. he went on to work for All State and received insurance benefits through his company. In or around 1991 he started to seek medical attention at the Veterans Hospital. After years of seeking medical attention he started to have tremendous pain in his lower back and legs. In April 2008, he went to Martinez Veterans Hospital to seek medical attention for the pains he was having. He was told by VA administration that there was going to be a long waiting list to see a doctor. They mentioned that it would take a minimum of two to three months if not longer to see a doctor. The last week of April the pain grew more intense. Went back to Martinez Veterans Hospital, but once again he was denied. May 2, 2008 he ended up in the hospital paralyzed from the waist down. On June 3, 2008 my husband received a letter stating admission was denied due to the episode of care was not for a SC or adjunct condition. while being in the hospital he suffered from another injury while being under the care of nurses. He was not being cared for properly and later developed MRSA. He eventually passed away in July 2008.I believe if my husband was in care at a Veterans Hospital he would not have suffered so long as he did.
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