Attorney Natalie Khawam has always been passionate about fighting for the rights of Veterans. Both Veterans and their families are of the utmost important to both Khawam and her firm. She founded Whistleblower Law Firm, P.A. in September of 2012 with the goal of helping those who have been negatively impacted by employment violations, fraud, harassment, and above all to help those who have faced a major injustice. The firm has a strong emphasis in the following practice areas: whistleblower laws, healthcare fraud, and the False Claims Act. The firm is by no means limited by these practice areas however, and has a specialized team to help Veterans navigate the difficult and often confusing benefits claims process.
After working 15 years in both the private and public sector, Natalie knew that she wanted to start her own firm to help those in need of expert guidance and the support access the help they needed to navigate their legal woes. During those 15 years, her personal and professional experience provided her the expertise, and most importantly the passion, to be an assertive advocate for her clients. Ms. Khawam exclusively practices federal law with a focus on whistleblower laws but also works with Veterans and active duty military soldiers on their legal issues.
Her legal representation and guidance help her clients win substantial settlements and her unique insight has helped them overcome injustice and adversity. She is passionate about protecting the rights of Veterans, active duty soldiers, whistleblowers, victims of sexual harassment, those faced with wrongful termination and fraud. Ms. Khawam wants to protect the rights of the men and women of the military who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom of the nation.
There have been many stories in the media about how the VA has failed the very people who they are charged with protecting. Since the VA wait time scandal exploded in the media in 2014, there has been a spotlight on Veteran’s rights issues. Sfc. Richard Stayskal is unfortunately one of many individuals in the military who has been faced with an extreme injustice. There are many sad stories being reported yet there seems to be very little being done about it. Natalie Khawam and her team of attorneys, are looking to help make that change for Veterans and active duty military members.
Recently, Natalie Khawam and the Whistleblower Law Firm represented Gunnery Sgt. Peter Nolan in his appeal with the Board for Correction of Naval Records. She filed a Pro Bono appeal on behalf of Sgt. Nolan because it was determined by the VA that Sgt. Nolan was 100 percent disabled, though a Department of Defense Physical Evaluation Board determined that he was only 10 percent disabled. This contradiction forced him into retirement and caused him to lose the benefits he deserved after fighting and sacrificing for this great country. The gunnery Sgt. was fighting in Baghdad when a huge explosion knocked him unconscious. As a result, he suffered horrible headaches, vomiting, and nausea for days. When he came back, he continued to have the horrible headaches, but added to that, he became unable to sleep and was short tempered. In 2015, the VA determined that he suffered from a traumatic brain injury and PTSD. It was also determined that he had sustained injuries to his back, neck, shoulders, knee and his ear.
He was quickly determined to be fit for duty, but due to his PTSD and injuries received during war, he was unable to serve. The Marine Corps discharged Sgt. Nolan and he lost his income, his insurance benefits, and his livelihood. He had served his country faithfully without question and in turn was forced into retirement. Natalie Khawam believed that this was wholly unfair to both Sgt. Nolan and his family. After his 17 years of service, he is entitled to his benefits. The firm proudly represented Sgt. Nolan and ultimately won this appeal.
Soldiers like Sgt. Nolan and Sfc. Stayskal deserve the proper benefits. They fought and sacrificed for the freedom of this nation and to be denied the appropriate benefits is unjust. As the firm continues to fight for Sfc. Richard Stayskal and his family, your support is needed to get his story in front of as many people as possible. Please share and sign the petition to show your support for the soldiers of the military. To follow updates on this story, and the stories of other Veterans and active duty soldiers, please follow Natalie Khawam’s Linkedin or the firm’s Facebook and Twitter account.
About the Whistleblower Law Firm:
The firm, based in Tampa, Florida, is committed to helping each of their clients obtain the justice that they deserve. Their clients are their top priority. There is no case too big or too small for the Whistleblower Law Firm. The firm serves clients regardless of the size or location of the case. They are committed to investing the time and resources into each of their clients to help seek the favorable outcomes to their cases. The firm has a wide range of personal and professional experience that provides an unparalleled level of representation.
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