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An anthrax vaccine made this JBLM soldier seriously ill. The Army still made her take it 3 times, lawsuit says
A 35-year-old Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has sued the United States, alleging she was forced to get anthrax vaccines that made her seriously ill.
Emel Bosh said she had to get the vaccine three times, even after she objected when they started making her more and more sick.
Court records allege she had 20 to 25 "life-threatening seizures" after the final vaccine and that the vaccines weren't necessary because the chemical specialist wasn't scheduled to deploy to a high-risk area.
Madigan Army Medical Center sent The News Tribune's request for comment about Bosh's lawsuit to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson referred the newspaper to its court filings in the case.
Army Special Forces major and new girlfriend ordered to pay $3.2 million to ex-wife in revenge porn case
A Fayetteville bartender won a $3.2 million verdict Monday evening against her ex-husband and his new significant other in what appears to be North Carolina's first revenge porn lawsuit to reach a jury verdict.
Elizabeth Ann Clark a year ago leveled accusations of alienation-of-affection, libel and revenge porn in the case against ex-husband Maj. Adam Matthew Clark and his partner, Lt. Col. Kimberly Rae Barrett, in Cumberland County Superior Court.
"Alienation-of-affection" is the legal term for instances in which someone outside a marital relationship breaks up the marriage.
It all began with a medical check.
Carson Thomas, a healthy and fit 20-year-old infantryman who had joined the Army after a brief stint in college, figured he should tell the medics about the pain in his groin he had been feeling. It was Feb. 12, 2012, and the senior medic looked him over and decided to send him to sick call at the base hospital.
It seemed almost routine, something the Army doctors would be able to diagnose and fix so he could get back to being a grunt.
Now looking back on what happened some seven years later, it was anything but routine.
The Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard is retiring from the Army and resigning as head of the Guard after a lawsuit was filed claiming that he retaliated against a military contractor for reporting an alleged affair with a subordinate.
A Texas veteran is suing the company he says knowingly produced and sold defective earplugs which were issued to the U.S. military, leading him and many others to develop hearing problems, including tinnitus.
Tagen Schmidt, a Marine corporal who was critically burned when an amphibious assault vehicle he was riding in burst into flames after hitting a gas line at Camp Pendleton, is among four Marines who have filed a lawsuit against multiple utility companies and contractors claiming negligence.