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INsight | Medical Malpractice Claims for Active Military Personnel

January 13, 2020

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law. The legislation was inspired by husband, father, and Army Sgt. First Class Richard Stayskal. For months, Stayskal had struggled with severe breathing issues. He decided to get help at the Womack Army Medical Center in North Carolina, but was told it was just a mild case of pneumonia. Unfortunately, he actually had stage four terminal lung cancer. Their misdiagnosis allowed his tumor to nearly double in size and spread to several different organs. 

Learn more about his story.