I work as a caregiver for a disabled veteran. We transferred his care to a new VA medical center nearly 3 years ago, and the new place is understaffed, undereducated, and is trying to deny all the diagnoses he’s had since 2007.

Any time I bring up malpractice or policy violations, or even that his digital medical records were being altered without consent, I’m dismissed as being “hysterical” or “over-emotional,” even though I present everything professionally, with dates, times, and relevant staff involved. That’s only when I’m recognized as his legal caregiver, and not assumed to be his nosy wife.