Department of Veterans Affairs Settles Medical Malpractice Suit Stemming From Veteran’s Suicide

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently settled a Federal Tort Claims Act suit involving a returning Iraqi War Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who was allegedly refused treatment. The family of the deceased veteran alleges that the VA hospital’s refusal to treat their son after a suicide attempt led to the veteran’s wrongful death via suicide. The U.S. Government agreed to settle the Federal Tort Claims Act lawsuit for $350,000 however did not admit responsibility. To read more about this Federal Tort Claims Act settlement, click here.

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