19 year old Ralph Laliberty is suing the federal government for 36 million dollars. He recently told the Winnipeg Free Press he did not receive proper treatment for an ankle injury he suffered three years ago while participating in a cadet expedition in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Laliberty says because of ongoing pain in his ankle he can only work part time and he can’t afford treatment recommended by doctors in Winnipeg who told him he suffers from complex regional pain syndrome. He filed a statement of claim against the federal government last month seeking 20 million dollars for negligence and 16 million in punitive damages.
The National Defense Department says it cannot comment as the case is before the courts.