The Ministry of Defense (MOD) "failed to" meet the soldiers sent by Q-fever to Afghanistan, "a court reported.
Wayne Bass, a private from the 2nd Battalion of the Mercian Regiment said his life was ruined after serving in Helmand province in 2011 without being treated by the army with antibiotics.
The NHS says the bacterial infection is "normally harmless, but can cause serious problems in some people."
Theo Huckle, QC, told the court that his client's case was "good." "Known risk for soldiers deployed to the US Area of development of the Helmand Group, including Q fever."
Mr. Huckle told the court: "In essence, the complainant's complaint is that the MOD does not take the relevant risks It has not responded adequately to protect against the risk that the Helmand group will have a fever for men and has not managed to counter the risk, as they have failed to address the risk Not surprised not to take action to cope with this risk.
of fears and depressions and symptoms that "greatly affect his life and functioning".
The five-day trial, which began in the London City Court on Monday, will examine the extent of the army-sponsored charges against Mr. Q Bass regarding Q fever and whether this duty was violated.
In a statement explaining the defendant's case, MOD lawyers admitted that the risk of Q fever was foreseeable. The use of doxycycline as a malaria drug was the "only reasonable option"
The defense will argue that the petitioner "can not prove that the decision not to use doxycycline as a remedy for malaria and Q- To use a fever was unreasonable to commit a customary duty "or that" he could not have sustained an injury if he had been prescribed doxycycline.
In 2016, a Royal Marine who suffered the debilitating infection won a landmark trial against the MOD, receiving several million pounds in damages to pay for his long-term care.
In 2017, one of Q-fever defeated soldier compensation by the MOD after the army doctors tried to treat him with acetaminophen.
What is Q fever?
The NHS defines Q fever as a "bacteri" Any infection that can catch you from infected farm animals. "
The most common spread of Q fever to humans occurs through close contact with livestock such as sheep, cattle and goats.
This includes contact with fur and wool also with the placenta of the animal, blood and excrement.
Although less likely, Q fever can also consume when unpasteurized milk is drunk.
Although the infection does not always cause symptoms, some people who contract infections may develop flu-like symptoms that can last up to two weeks.