Local attorney sounds off on VA healthcare scandal

Local attorney sounds off on VA healthcare scandal

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A malpractice attorney is taking a look at a situation we first brought you on FOX 5 News.

An air force widow says a local VA hospital is to blame after her late husband was forced to wait for healthcare that could have saved his life.

Attorney Jess Davis says you can expect many more lawsuits by veterans and their loved ones, especially since the VA has now acknowledged systematic problems.

Veronica Boritz was married to her husband Captain Bill Boritz for forty years when he died in May of 2010.

Captain Boritz passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Decatur.

Boritz says there wasn’t a cardiologist on duty when she brought her husband there for treatment of a recurring heart problem.

After years of arbitration, the VA settled with Boritz in 2013. Court documents show VA administrators concluded there was “evidence of negligence.”

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