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Army Veteran Obtains $8.3 Million in VA Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

November 29, 2013
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to The Centre Daily, a U.S. veteran who lost a leg and suffered severe brain damage due to a VA hospital’s extreme negligence has been awarded $8.3 million in a professional malpractice lawsuit.

The then 43-year-old man went to St. Louis’ John Cochran VA Medical Center in 2009 to have a cardiac stent inserted after experiencing chest pain. One week later, the veteran returned to the hospital after developing an infected artery in his right leg, which later had to be amputated. The man stated in the lawsuit that surgeons negligently used infected tissue to repair the damage to his leg and waited too long to perform the corrective surgery. His significant blood loss caused him to sustain severe brain damage. The veteran and father is now paralyzed and finds it very difficult to communicate.

John Cochran VA Medical Center has a history of negligence. A Florida man sued the hospital in February of this year after he received months of unnecessary radiation and chemotherapy after being misdiagnosed with lymphoma. In 2011, the hospital shut down its operating rooms after rust stains were discovered on surgical equipment. A nurse in the intensive care unit was banned from treating patients after injecting one patient with a potentially lethal dose of a painkiller.

I Have Been Injured Due to a Doctor’s Negligence and I Need a Lawyer

The way this VA hospital treated its patients is despicable and illegal. If you have been harmed due to a VA hospital’s negligence, speak with one of our attorneys today to tell us about your situation and your circumstances. We understand what you are going through and want to hear your story. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page to share your experiences.

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