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  • May 26, 2017

    Fed Circ. Revives Vet's Suit Over Benefits After Non-VA Care

    The Federal Circuit on Friday revived a suit challenging the denial of disability benefits for a veteran who suffered injuries during a privately performed surgery recommended by a Veterans Affairs doctor, saying there were unresolved issues as to whether the surgery was prompted by VA care.

  • May 26, 2017

    Bad Medical Care Suit Restored By Tennessee Appeals Court

    A Tennessee appellate panel on Friday partially restored a suit accusing doctors of providing substandard medical care during a baby’s delivery, which purportedly caused both the mother and newborn to suffer brain damage and other injuries, saying the child’s claims were timely filed.

  • May 26, 2017

    VA Should Be Sanctioned For Evidence Fraud, Court Told

    The estate of a military veteran who committed suicide due to a Veterans Affairs hospital’s alleged negligence asked a South Carolina federal judge Thursday to impose sanctions on the agency for trying to pass off a letter sent to a different patient as the one purportedly sent to the veteran.

  • May 26, 2017

    Wis. Court Affirms Jury Verdict In Mental Patient Suicide Suit

    A Wisconsin appeals court upheld a jury verdict largely clearing a mental health facility of  liability for a patient’s suicide, finding that jury questions asking if the man who committed suicide was able to understand the risks of attempting suicide were valid.

  • May 26, 2017

    Pa. Judge Tosses Nursing Home Death Suit Over Jurisdiction

    A suit alleging a nursing home was responsible for a resident’s death from a fall has to be dismissed, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled on Thursday, as the victim was a resident of the state the facility was in, precluding federal jurisdiction.

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