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ID:

234

Date:

2007-07-15

Headline:

VA's silence on death brings grief, confusion for family

Reporter's name:

Stella M. Hopkins

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Charlotte Observer

City:

Charlotte, N.C.

Summary:

Documents obtained under FOIA from the Veterans Administration directly contradict what agency officials told the Charlotte Observer about the death of a North Carolina veteran who, despite chronic illness, died suddenly in 2004 in a VA hospital after a improper procedure, the paper reported.

Keywords:

Asheville, N.C., VA hospital, VA investigators, U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, VA Office of the Medical Inspector,

Impact:

The Observer's reporting on this case sparked congressional hearings on the subject.

URL:

http://www.charlotte.com/112/story/197567.html


Agencies:

VA

States:

NC

Categories:

health care
Iraq
military
veteran


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