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VA Wrongful Death Settlements Paid to More than 1,000 Families

  • Written by: Irvin Jackson
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A new report reveals severe problems with VA medical care including delays, medical malpractice and a culture of covering up mistakes. Between 2001 and 2011, the VA has reportedly paid nearly $1 billion in malpractice settlements, including more than $200 million to about 1,000 families of veterans who died due to mistakes or delays during care.…

Medical Mistakes at VA Hospital Slammed by Congress

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Unhappy with the slow pace of improvements at a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital in Miami, where thousands of veterans were exposed to unsterilized colonoscopy equipment in 2009, lawmakers are calling for the ouster of the center’s director. …

VA Medical Center Surgery Errors Declining: Study

Although thousands of veterans were told in 2009 that they may have been exposed to infected blood and or treated by a “rogue” cancer unit that was using radiation treatment without knowing what it was doing, some researchers say that 2009 was a good year for U.S. veterans hospitals when it came to surgical errors. …