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Practical Benefits for Vets on Memorial Day [Infographic]

Lawyers.com honors those who have served our country. The MVDC (Military and Veterans Discount Centers) infographic below provides statistics on the top states that offer military discounts. It also includes information on how military personnel can obtain these benefits. Lawyers.com covers veterans’ issues including compensation from the VA, damages for chemical exposure and employment law advice for returning soldiers. We thank the men and women in uniform and hope to help them obtain their full rights under the law, and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Veteran Awarded Millions When VA Gives Wrong PTSD Meds

A Marine sergeant who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after some harrowing experiences in Iraq won $3.7 million in his lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not treating his illness properly and giving him the wrong medications. While conducting door-to-door sweeps of houses in Baghdad, Marine sergeant Stanley Laskowski pushed open the door of an apartment discovering a dying child, covered in blood. He had shot open the lock on the outside of the door, and thought that …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Mike Mintz  
Soldiers’ Families Blocked from Suing Military Hospitals

  A large number of combat troops have been returning home from their overseas missions, and many are seeking treatment at military and VA hospitals for injuries and conditions they’ve suffered as a result of their combat experience. Meanwhile, the federal government is engaged in a strategy of preventing them or their families from suing military and VA hospitals when cases of medical malpractice arise. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal in the case of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Courtney Sherwood  
Malpractice Rampant at VA Hospital

Chuck Pennington’s liver biopsy seemed fairly routine. But instead of taking a day or two to recover, Pennington died at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center of internal hemorrhage. He’d received too much blood thinner, and had not been regularly checked by nurses at the hospital. Pennington’s wife is one of eight surviving family members to receive $940,000 in payments from the Dayton VA Medical Center for errors made between 2005 and 2008, according an investigation published this month by the …

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