Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Twist As Navy Veteran Sues Because VA Diagnosed Him?

$35 million lawsuit: VA mental health misdiagnosis cost KC airline pilot his job

Kansas City Star
Tony Rizzo
September 19, 2017

A Kansas City man has filed suit alleging that he lost his job as an airline pilot after Veterans Affairs doctors misdiagnosed him with bipolar disorder.

William Royster is seeking $35 million in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City.
It is a refiling of a previous suit that Royster voluntarily dismissed last September.
Royster is a former U.S. Navy pilot who was injured in 1996 when his plane was shot down by a Japanese navy ship during a training exercise.
But in 2013, after a new psychiatrist took over his case and undertook a thorough review and conducted additional testing, the doctor determined that Royster should never have been diagnosed with the disorder.
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