VA doctors refused to perform additional surgery because they believed because it could harm the patient. Veteran's headaches were so severe that suicide was contemplated. Veteran found a Non VA Doctor who performed the surgery. In two days the headaches were minimal, and in one week 50 staples were removed from veterans skull. VA doctors medical decisions can not be appealed. Something is wrong???
First, I am glad the surgery gave you some relief.
Its a stretch--but have you tried the approach that the surgery you received was Emergency Care? The VA does pay for some emergency admissions i.e. when a Veteran has an injury or illness that is so severe that without immediate treatment, the injury or illness threatens the Veterans life or health.
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I'd encourage you to follow Mr. Rafter's advice and submit a claim based on the emergency exception. Sometimes asking gets a result.
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