Underreported. Underdiagnosed. Undertreated. When we are asked about military sexual trauma claims, those are the first three words that jump to mind. As frightening as those descriptors are, they are, unfortunately, accurate. For women particularly, the effects of MST can be pervasive in all aspects of their lives and can result in lasting disability and undeserved stigma, embarrassment, and humiliation. Winning a VA disability claim based on the physical or mental residuals of MST can be difficult, and the process can cause the victim to have to re-live very painful life events. But these claims can be won, and some form of justice can be had.

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