Fay Law Group, P.A.
Free Initial Consultations Phone Answered 24 Hours A Day
800-522-2715
202-644-8854
202-644-8854

Medical malpractice linked to deaths of veterans across country

As a veteran, you expect the care you deserve. You may have been hurt in the line of duty, or you could have been faced with long-lasting mental injuries. If you're a family member of a veteran who has passed away during treatment at a Veteran's Affairs hospital, then you may be concerned. According to the report from May 14, you may have a reason to be.

An investigation into the VA hospitals around the country including near Washington, D.C., has shown that there are hundreds of patient deaths that could be linked to medical malpractice and medical mistakes. At the Atlanta, Georgia, hospital, for instance, there may have been instances of mismanagement, preventable deaths and other issues.

Between 2000 and 2012, there were nearly 1,200 claims against VA facilities around the nation claiming that medical mistakes were responsible for deaths. Twenty of those were for the Atlanta VA Hospital. Still, other cases popped up that were reportedly due to poor care leading to patient harm.

Since 2000, it's believed that the VA has paid out around $900,000 to settle claims of or pay judgments related to patient deaths or care. That money comes directly from taxpayers, who are the ones responsible for funding VA hospitals.

According to the story, the VA secretary will be appearing before the Senate's veteran's affairs committee in Washington. He will be responsible for explaining treatment delays, answering questions about veteran care and discussing preventable deaths within the VA system. According to the republican senator for Georgia, this step will help hold the people in charge responsible for the care that veterans are receiving throughout the system in the United States.

Source: WSB-TV, "Ch. 2 investigation finds hundreds of VA patient deaths linked to malpractice" No author given, May. 14, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Our Promise To You No matter what your case involves, you can depend on Fay Law Group for honest advice, careful attention to detail, and individualized client service. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Proud Sponsors We here at Fay Law Group, P.A., continue a tradition of military support established more than 40 years ago.
attorney photo

Washington Office
777 Sixth Street, N.W.
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20001

Map & Directions

Rockville Office
206 North Adams
Rockville, MD 20850

Map & Directions

Silver Spring Office
2048 Merrifield Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Map & Directions

Frederick Office
235 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Map & Directions