Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving the VA
In 2012, the federal government paid out $91.7 million to resolve medical malpractice claims against it. The payouts were made to veterans who received inadequate treatment at Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals.
The cases involved missed diagnoses, delays in treatment and even procedures performed on the wrong body parts. As Bloomberg reports, these millions in payments reflect the highest sum paid out for VA malpractice cases in at least 12 years.