I have a question and I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice.
I lost my husband Sean on August 19th of this year. He was 34 years old and got diagnosed with leukemia and Burkitts Lymphoma in December. He got intense chemo and the Army was looking for a bone marrow donor (his only sister wasn't a match). They found 40(!!) matches for him and told us in March that there is nothing else they could do until he was retired from the Army, because the Army does not pay for an unrelated bone marrow transplant. I have his medical records which state exactly "PT is currently in remission" (March 2004) After that everything went downhill. After an intense battle he finally got retired from the military on June 6th. We went to the Mayo Clinic, but his cancer was so advanced that chemo did not help. We tried natural healing with supplements, which brought his blasts down from 96% on July 27 to 52% on August 18, but he passed away on August 19th due to pneumonia. His body could not fight the infection.
My question is, how are my chances to sue the Army for not getting him a transplant when he was in remission. I know he would be still here with me and his 2 little kids (with have 2-year old twin girls)if the Army would have send him. His Oncologist told us he would have send him if his sister was a match. Is there anything I can eventually do ?? I am just sooo mad at the Army right now for letting my dh die, while they pay for anything else out there. I don't want any money, I just want to make sure the next soldier out there, does not have to go through this and might have to die, because the Army does not pay for an unrelated bone marrow transplant.
Thank you !!