VA, Veteran Settle Suit Over Stroke For $750K

Law360, New York (May 4, 2017, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A lawsuit alleging that doctors at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility caused a man's stroke by giving him an unneeded artery surgery has been voluntarily dismissed after a $750,000 settlement.

The federal government on Tuesday agreed to dismiss a suit brought by Michael L. Holmes, who alleged in an October complaint that doctors at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center caused a stroke by giving him a vascular surgery that was not needed. According to Holmes' attorney Brewster S. Rawls of Rawls McNelis PC, the amount of the settlement was $750,000, an amount not stated in court records....

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