Vet Sues VA For $11M Over Gait-Altering Hip Replacement

By Abraham Moussako (July 25, 2017, 12:55 PM EDT) -- A veteran has sued the federal government for $11 million, alleging that a Miami VA hospital improperly performed a hip replacement, causing him to suffer a discrepancy in the length of his legs that led to back pain and altered walking.

Rafael Tejeda, along with his wife, Trinny Tejeda, alleged in a suit first filed in New York district court on July 20 that surgeons at the Bruce W, Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami improperly performed a right total hip replacement on Rafael. The suit alleges that the procedure left him with an unacceptably large gap in the lengths...

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