VA Malpractice Caused the Death of Thousands of Veterans according to Congressional Reports. Veterans died from long waits and substandard care at VA facilities nationwide, according to a Senate report on the VA medical malpractice crisis released this summer. According to the report:
- At least 40 Veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA Health Care system according to a CNN report.
- Since the CNN report, the VA has confirmed 18 additional Veterans died waiting for treatment at the Phoenix VA.
- In Florida, at least 5 veterans’ families were sent disclosures that they died because of delayed or denied care.
- In the Rocky Mountain region, two veterans died and four families were sent VA disclosures or notifications of “adverse events.”
- An independent criminal investigation exposed multiple suspicious deaths at the VA medical center in Lexington, Kentucky.
- Since 9/11, over 1,000 veterans have died as a result of VA medical malpractice. The VA has paid over $200 million in settlements and judgments as a result of these deaths.
- More than 20 Veterans died or are dying of cancer because of delays in diagnosis or treatment at a VA in South Carolina.
- At least 82 vets have died or suffered serious injuries as a result of delayed diagnosis or treatment for colonoscopies or endoscopies at VA health care facilities.
- Three Veterans died at a VA in Georgia as a result of delays in care.
If you are a family member of a Veteran who died as a result of VA medical malpractice, you may be able to bring a wrongful death case against the VA. Bringing a wrongful death case against the VA involves a complex legal process that can involve both an administrative claim and sometimes a federal lawsuit. You need a law firm with experience bringing FTCA claims against the VA on your side. Contact us today.