Posts Tagged Marines

Update: Carmelo Rodriguez’ Ignored and Missed Diagnosis

I first told you about Carmelo Rodriguez last January. He joined the Marines in 1997 and during his induction physical, the doctor found a spot of melanoma, recorded it in Rodriguez’ medical record, but never told him about it. Over the years, that spot grew, became inflamed, and filled with pus. While in Iraq, the […]

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Carmelo Rodriguez – When Marines Become UNCitizens: Misdiagnosis, Malpractice and Outrage

(May 20, 2008 – find an update to this post) [Let me begin this post with a bit of a disclaimer. My husband is a retired veteran of the Air Force — 20+ years — before I knew him, but that doesn’t diminish my pride in the fact that he served our country. His son […]

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