American Contractors in Iraq
Tangiers International, the DBA, and the Injured Civilian working
for a Contractor in Iraq, SpyKids

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Updates:

Tangiers International, AIG’s Medical Provider/Spy Kids Caught Lying

And what have they done now??

Chris Catrambone what happened??

Nicole Blood what happened??

AIG, CNA, what happened??

And why will the DoL not anwer any questions??



Tangiers International is under contract to AIG to provide medical services for
those contractors covered under the Defense Base Act insurance.


Please contact us with your personal experiences good or bad with Tangiers International     
Marcie Hascall Clark  junglem@yahoo.com

OMG   There is more talk about investigations than there is medical
support

Founder and CEO Christopher Catrambone said, "Tangiers is excited about this
opportunity to expand with AIG, world leaders in insurance and financial services.
AIG is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more
than 130 countries and jurisdictions. tangiers will continue to provide a global
support network for all AIG Insurance Claims in the Middle East, Africa, Europe
and Asia.

Tangiers international LLC, Louisiana, USA is active in Investigations support
services in over 115 countries worldwide. tangiers specializes in Insurance
Support Services for Defense Base Act (DBA) investigations having successfully
completed projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait, Jordan, Bosnia and
Balkans, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Brazil and many
others. tangiers takes great pride in having American trained on-the-ground
operatives located within each country
. tangiers Investigators are able to leverage
the talent and expertise of their extensive global networks to provide customized
intelligence and investigations services with a level of quality and professionalism
previously unseen in the industry
."



From a press release

"Tangiers takes great pride in having American trained on-the-ground operatives
located within each country. Tangiers Investigators are able to leverage the talent
and expertise of their extensive global networks to provide customized
intelligence and investigations services with a level of quality and
professionalism previously unseen in the industry."


From Tangiers website:
Editors Note:  The following statements have been changed on the website since we posted
this.   Tangiers no longer claims to have a relationship with the DoL.  At the  time this page was
published the following was on their website.


"Tangiers International is a global provider of
international investigations and support
services to
international businesses and insurance providers. With experienced
operatives on the ground around the world, we specialize in international investigations,
medical support services, and
Defense Base Act investigations. By combining our extensive
experience and global presence with the latest technologies, we set ourselves apart in our
changing industry. "


"Our medical mission in Iraq is to provide the best care possible to our patients and
the most up-to-date complete information as possible to our clients (AIG).

Our proven track record in Iraq has resulted in:
The U.S. Department of Labor using Tangiers International as the primary DBA provider
and Third Party Administrator (TPA), where we handle dozens of
claims each month.

The Kurdistan government granting us a special covenant to be the only foreign
corporation allowed to carry out medical evacuation services in Kurdistan, a safe region in
the northern part of Iraq.

During treatment, we update our clients regularly with weekly medical progress reports on
the status of each patient. When our patients are released, they are assisted back to their
homes -

and we issue a final medical report which spans the entire rehabilitation
period, and includes the
patient’s disability rating and additional
information pertaining to the claim
."

Sounds professional and efficient so what's the problem?

The potential for problems arise if you happen be to the
CLAIM

It is the job of the Third Party Administrators that work for insurance companies to keep
the insurance company expenses as low as possible.
CNA hired a Third Party Administrator called Total Medical Services to handle our
CLAIM
and they made our life a living hell.   On their website they promised to save the CLIENT
more money than any other Workman's Compensation Third Party provider.

Money, your life and limb is all about money.

CNA had control of our finances and the TPA had control of my husbands life and limb.  

CNA threatened to remove him from our home if I didn't stop complaining about the poor
medical they were providing.
I hate to think of how much Acinetobacter baumannii was passed from our home to the
other patients down the line by unqualified home health care workers.

Tangiers is not only handling the medical in Iraq but determining disability ratings on the
spot?

The Defense Base Act provides the injured contractor with rights that are being stomped
all over by this arrangement with Tangiers International.

We will break them down here and explain them in detail.

The Defense Base Act provides the injured contractor with his/her First Choice of Doctor.
This applies from day one to each specialist they may eventually need.