Veterans Affairs is paying an Iowa veteran $550,000 to settle his allegation that he suffered life-shortening heart damage because of a three-year delay in treatment.
John Porter, 68, of Greenfield, sued last year in federal court in Des Moines after he says VA staff overlooked a test result showing his heart was failing. Porter told the Des Moines Register on Friday he was glad he lived long enough to see the case settled.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.stripes.com
John Porter win won’t repair his heart, but perhaps it will prevent another veteran having to go through something similar. Though I have my doubts, lawsuits, OIG investigations, whistleblowers and frontage news stories don’t seem to change much.