Problem

Denial of rights to wounded military personnel

Other Names:
Refusal of payment of veterans' health costs
Non-payment of soldiers' medical bills
Inadequate war injury benefits
Insufficient war disability treatment
Nature:

Up until 1994, the American Veterans Affairs department denied disability payments to veterans of the Korean War suffering late after-effects of frostbite on the grounds that they could not prove that they had suffered the frostbite during active service on the Choisin Reservoir, where temperatures in 1950 were around minus 36 degrees C.

Incidence:

18,000 American troops were stationed on the Choisin reservoir, and nearly all were known to have suffered frostbite.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
30.09.2019 – 18:04 CEST