VA Malpractice Caused Death of Thousands of Veterans

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.

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