Settlement in Case of Veteran Who Died Waiting for Care

, The National Law Journal


An Arizona veteran died of a heart attack after seeking treatment for chest pain from the Phoenix Veterans Administration medical center, where he was told he had to wait nearly seven weeks for a basic diagnostic test, a lawsuit settled by the government earlier this month for $800,000 revealed.

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  • Ahmad

    Substandard care and service notwithstanding, but whats really at issue is, "To date this year, the V.A. has spent more than $50 million on medical malpractice claims, according to an analysis of Treasury Department records."

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