If you experienced unwanted sexual attention, uninvited sexual advances, or were forced to engage in sexual relations while in the military, you may continue to experience the affects of this during your everyday life.
You may feel detached from others, have high anxiety, have trouble handling your depression or anger, have trouble holding down a job and have become more and more isolated from the ones that you love. You may also experience physical symptoms such as weight loss or gain, gastrointestinal problems and chronic pain.
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs uses the term Military Sexual Trauma (MST) to refer to trauma caused to a victim of sexual harassment or assault while in the military.
In some instances a male or female veteran may be forced into a sexual situation that he/she does not want to engage in, or was the victim of unwanted sexual remarks.
The affect of the sexual trauma can be longstanding and can present itself weeks, months, or even years after you have been discharged from military service.
At Anderson Hunter Law Firm, we are experienced in handling cases involving Military Sexual Trauma. We understand the sensitive nature of MST and how the traumatic affects can impact a veteran for years to come. If you are a veteran and believe you suffer from MST, call our office today for a free, in-person and confidential consultation with a ‘VA Accredited’ attorney to determine whether you are entitled to compensation through the VA.
If you served our country and suffer from MST as a result, you should know that you are entitled to some compensation. For an understanding of the amount of compensation you may be entitled to, see this link…
If you need help, contact the VA and or a Vet Center. You can find a list of locations at www.va.gov and www.vetcenter.va.gov.