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April 18, 2017

Lawsuit: Army Should Factor PTSD in Discharge Decisions

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  • Judicial
  • Neuroscience

The New York Times / The Associated Press – A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions.

The plaintiffs, two Army veterans from Connecticut who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, say in the lawsuit that they were wrongly denied honorable discharges. The lawsuit filed in Connecticut by Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic is seeking class-action status.

Read more at The New York Times.