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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.