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Person of Interest Identified in VA Hospital Deaths

Person of Interest Identified in VA Hospital Deaths

There is more information regarding the investigation into the deaths from insulin overdoses of at least 11 veterans at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, four hours from Washington, D.C. Authorities have identified a “person of interest” in the...

Multiple Suspicious Deaths at VA Hospital Spurs Investigation

Multiple Suspicious Deaths at VA Hospital Spurs Investigation

Something is very wrong at a Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia. There have been at least 11 suspicious deaths at the facility in a two-year period, and federal prosecutors are investigating. Many of these deaths involve incorrect insulin injections in patients,...


VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

Problems with negligent care are also a very real threat for veterans who reside in VA nursing homes. The stories are frightening. A recent investigation into 99 VA nursing homes across the U.S. found that, between April and December 2018, nearly 53% of the facilities were cited for deficiencies...

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

Without VA benefits to cover proper therapy and treatment, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are facing a future of personal and professional hardships. But just because the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has denied your PTSD claim doesn’t mean you’re...

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

Throughout my lengthy career as a veterans' disability benefits attorney, I have seen the VA deny many veterans service connection for chronic pain - simply because a doctor can’t identify the source of the pain.
Even though these individuals were clearly suffering from pain, if doctors...

Top Four Findings from Scathing DC VA Watchdog Report

Top Four Findings from Scathing DC VA Watchdog Report

A recent investigation confirmed that Washington DC VA Medical Center officials knew about issues affecting patient health for years, yet did nothing. On Wednesday, the US Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a report detailing the DC VA facilities appalling conditions, citing a...

Veteran Advocates Shut Down VA Plans to Cut Homelessness Program

Veteran Advocates Shut Down VA Plans to Cut Homelessness Program

Chronic homelessness remains a significant problem for U.S. veterans, with an estimated 40,000 veterans included among the 553,000 Americans who have no place to call home.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) has become one of the most...