HALO, Sounds like you're really being treated like sh--
Sounds like a good story for the media.Go Public with your story. Try to find an EPILEPTOLOGIST in your area. They specialize in seizure disorders only. You may have to be referred through your family Doctor. It also sounds to me that the medical centre that you went to did not research your situation properly and therefore you were probably mis diagnosed.
Tell him/her everything that you've stated in your post. Maybe even get him/her to speak to your wife about it. Were you overseas and did you see a lot of tragity? In other words can PTSD be justified? Maybe the abuse you took at the hospital triggered PTSD. Otherwise PTSD is a load of crap.
They threatened to take your kids away and/or press charges for any damage or injury you could cause to a staff member while having a seizure.
At a hospital the staff should know what to do if a patient is having a seizure like clearing the area so they don't injure themself or others.
This is illegal and if what you're saying is true, I would definatley take this story to my congressman.(elected Government official for the state)
I worked for Veterans Affairs in Canada and I've seen a lot of PTSD cases in my office and I also attended lots of seminars about it so I know what can trigger an episode.
If you're medical insurance won't cover the cost, pay for the visit and send the receipt to yor insurer with a brief outline of what happened and threaten to go to the media if the situation isn't rectified.
Sorry, I can't offer any other advice but maybe Jen (Rocking4epilepsy) has some ideas, she's pretty good in this area.
Thanx for "venting", I do that too.
I'm interested to know the outcome of the lawsuit.
If you don't mind, would you keep me posted?
I wasn't aware that you were Asian. This is a serious violation of "The Human Rights Act". That just changes the "color" of the whole story and discredits the US Government. (it figures, the Bush Administration) Maybe the military didn't say it was PTSD so they couldn't be blamed. It sounds like another Government coverup.
This is 2004 and that behavior is just not acceptable, especially in the military.
I think you should go public with this.
Looks like you're making some progress.
If your story makes the Montel Williams show, let me know when it's going to be aired so I can watch.
I haven't heard from you in a while, are you still around? What's the latest update on your lawsuit against the Hospital?