Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs

Posted 4 years 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 5 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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