Mich. VA Hospital Settles Wrongful Death Suit For $175K

Law360, Los Angeles (January 24, 2017, 6:24 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday signed off on a $175,000 deal settling a medical malpractice suit accusing government optometrists at a Veterans Administration hospital of missing a patient’s bleeding in his brain after he fell, leading to his untimely death.

The family of Andrew Brown sued the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in November 2014 for damages arising from the death of the 65-year-old patient, who died in January 2013 at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center from subdural hematoma, just a week or two after he fell and struck his head. The terms of the settlement, which was reached...

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