Veteranclaims’s Blog

July 14, 2009

Kentucky Widow Settles Medical Lawsuit with VA Over Husband’s Death

A Kentucky widows has settled her federal lawsuit over surgical care, at an Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital, which she said killed her husband.

James Marshall died in July 2007 from a blood infection six days after his lymph node biopsy at the VA hospital in Marion.

Mr. Marshall’s surgeon Jose Veizaga-Mendez, resigned in August 2007.

Within a month, “surgeries at the Marion site — which serves veterans from southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky — were halted after the VA found that at least nine deaths between October 2006 and March 2007 were “directly attributable” to substandard care there.”

Full Article: <a href= “http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ipy010hjb_WoXRbsl7uXJVLR60BAD99EDN0G0”>2nd Ky. widow settles suit over husband’s VA death</a>

By JIM SUHR

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