heart condition discharge under medical grounds

#1
Hi everyone,
Im after some help and advise. I've not long undergone an operation to have a heart valve replacement (mechanical valve fitted). I am now on warfarin tablets for the rest of my life and have to have regular blood tests to check my INR levels. This was picked up during my two day selection as a minor heart reflux which i was not told about I was just cleared to join the army and that it was a heart murmur. Over my 10 year service I have been to medical center's lots of times saying about chest pains. I have also been a PTI for 6 years and have been medically cleared over the years for lots of other courses. Late last year this was picked up as a major thing and that I would need the operation to save my life because without the operation I would of only had approx 5 years. I have been told that this is a birth defect but think that army life wear and tear has made it worse over the years and also why hasn't it been monitored or picked up sooner.
I have now been told that I am going to be discharged under medical grounds pap 10 p7 I think this should be a full medical discharge p8.
Im after advice on what would be the correct course of action with evidence to back it up and also what I might be entitled to financially.
I have also been told that if this was picked up earlier it might of been repaired and would not be on the warfarin or need the mechanical device till later on in my life. I am in my early 30's and think that this will now restrict me to certain employment when I get out the army.
I have gone on a bit because I want to be able to put the full events down to get the best possible answers to help me get the best possible outcome.
thank you for reading and will look forward to any help or advice.
 
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so as my thread been moved or do i have to move it.
like i say new to the site
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#14
Hi everyone,
Im after some help and advise. I've not long undergone an operation to have a heart valve replacement (mechanical valve fitted). I am now on warfarin tablets for the rest of my life and have to have regular blood tests to check my INR levels. This was picked up during my two day selection as a minor heart reflux which i was not told about I was just cleared to join the army and that it was a heart murmur. Over my 10 year service I have been to medical center's lots of times saying about chest pains. I have also been a PTI for 6 years and have been medically cleared over the years for lots of other courses. Late last year this was picked up as a major thing and that I would need the operation to save my life because without the operation I would of only had approx 5 years. I have been told that this is a birth defect but think that army life wear and tear has made it worse over the years and also why hasn't it been monitored or picked up sooner.
I have now been told that I am going to be discharged under medical grounds pap 10 p7 I think this should be a full medical discharge p8.
Im after advice on what would be the correct course of action with evidence to back it up and also what I might be entitled to financially.
I have also been told that if this was picked up earlier it might of been repaired and would not be on the warfarin or need the mechanical device till later on in my life. I am in my early 30's and think that this will now restrict me to certain employment when I get out the army.
I have gone on a bit because I want to be able to put the full events down to get the best possible answers to help me get the best possible outcome.
thank you for reading and will look forward to any help or advice.
Let me get this straight.

The Army figured out that you have a medical condition, and in doing so saved your life. In return, you accuse them of not picking it up sooner and demand that they pay you.

Unless the condition really was worsened by your service and the people who cleared you countless times were negligent (rather than the condition simply being difficult to detect) then my advice is to be grateful for the second chance and crack on with life.
 
#16
The army picked up that i had a medical condition on my two day selection 10 years ago but just told me it was a heart murmur it was only after years and years of chest pains that eventually i went to get it checked properly and found out that i need a heart valve replacement and now there going to discharge me all im after is advice on if it should be a medical discharge p8 and not a admin discharge under medical grounds pap10 p7 because a medical discharge p8 would be better for me.
I was after seeing if i would get any payment with discharge and just after advice because im unsure.
Also if i received proper medical years ago and they checked my records this would of been picked up years ago and would of been able to be repaired other than now needing a mechanical valve and having to take warfarin for the rest of my life and having to go regular ( once a week to once a fortnight ) for blood tests.
Im not demanding any payment and am grateful for all the help and support i have received from hospitals and my unit all Im after is advice on what i might be entitled too.
 
#19
If a heart murmur was detected at selection why did you wait years of pain before investigating?

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because I got the all clear to join the army and got told that an heart murmur was common. I went to the med center over the years with the chest pains they said it was nothing and eventually late last year I went to the med center and the doc sent me to see specialists which turned out that it was serious and that i needed heart valve replacement.

I came on this site to get some advice because im going to be discharged soon and wanted to know if i had grounds to push for medical discharge p8 and not pap10 p7.
 

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