Veteran Wins Over $8 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit against VA
A U.S. Army veteran and postal worker has won a lawsuit against the Veterans Affairs hospital in St. Louis. The veteran went in to the hospital to receive a heart stint. After the procedure the man began having complications, and it was later discovered that through a surgical error the man became infected. He sustained brain damage, and his leg was amputated. The complaint alleged the surgeons improperly used infected tissue to repair the value and waited too long to correct the error. A two day trial resulted in a federal judge awarding the man over $8 million. $1 million of that money will go to the man's wife who now must care for the man around the clock. This is the latest medical malpractice case against John Cochran VA Medical Center. Previously veterans have brought suit for HIV infections and various surgical complications.
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