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Marine's Cancer Misdiagnosed?
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=3776975n

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Gatrocks
Feb. 1, 2008 at 6:34 AM I understand and feel it is heart wrenching. I was a victim of this but my husband was not a marine. His misdiagnosis killed him and because I didnt have an autopsy to prove my claim I didn't have one. I was left with nothing and uprooted from my home so I certainly understand. No amount of money will ever bring him back. It is very tragic. Unfortunately this law exists. I pray the mother can find peace and move on so her children have a chance. They are the ones I worry about. I pray they find a way to channel their anger and sorrow to either change things or do something in his name as a way of always remembering him.

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lolamac
Feb. 1, 2008 at 7:19 AM That is a heart wrenching story. I think the law should change, and some other people need to be held accountable for this. Like the dr. that didn't pass on the information from the Marines initial medical exam. What a horrible way to bring this falicy to light.

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tuffn...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 8:34 AM This just rips your heart out.

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shaye
Feb. 1, 2008 at 9:05 AM

So not only are the nem and women who serve this country paid pennies an hour, and are below poverty level (for enlisted) but there is no law that keeps the medical comunity held acountable for there mistakes.  Now what a great way to treat those protecting us!  Bleh.  Makes me ill.  Yes they signed the contract, but the contract is flawed.  The family had to PAY for his military funeral.  EW sick!  I hope those in congress were watching.  I hope it make them sick too.  Thank you for sahring this.  I hope everyone realizes what enlisted families are putting up with.

**Shaye**

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Ruste...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 9:09 AM OMG My husband is in the military and I never knew that things like this slip through the cracks and that we have no right to do anything about it if it does. Thank You for posting this.

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johns20
Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:38 AM Thats is so sad, I teared up...I feel for his family.

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giggl...
Mar. 6, 2008 at 10:33 AM I can't believe our government treats our people like that, especially the soldiers that fight for them in a war that has no sense. I pray that someone from congress sees this and realizes that if other countries could take care of their own, especially by providing good health benefits, that the great USA could do it too.
I had seen a true movie which I can't remember the name right now but its about how in some other countries that we may consider lower than us, actually get good health insurance and some countries their citizens don't even have to pay to go to the hospital, yet a MARINE that fights for the US gets treatment from a doctor that treats him like cattle and just checks him and sends him off, with no concern that he gets further treatment... what is the sense in that? and the government even wants to be cheap and not provide that man with a funeral when he put his life at risk for all of us.

Every person that has served should get a paid funeral by the government either if they are serving or retired due to that is just a small way of saying thank you by risking your life for our country.

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