Traumatised soldiers to sue army

Eight former soldiers who claim they have been traumatised by their experiences in Lebanon and Bosnia are claiming several millions of euros in damages from the defence ministry.

The six Lebanon and two Bosnia veterans say they suffered psychiatric damage due to their involvement in overseas missions.
The soldiers are represented by the personal injury specialists, Pals Groep. ‘When they returned from their missions, all they were given was a telephone number,’ a spokesman for Pals told the Telegraaf.
A defence department spokesman said the ministry had a generous compensation package for veterans and that he hoped the eight men were not being taken advantage of.

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