Veterans Affairs Paid More Than $200 Million in Last Decade
According to one of the more thorough and informative articles available on the web, the VA has paid out roughly $200 million dollars to nearly 1,000 families since 9/11. Aaron Glantz, a reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting, identified amounts paid throughout the United States after obtaining data from the VA using a Freedom of Information Act Request.
The median payment was identified as $150,000. However, a quick review of the cases indicated several in the range of $1 million. One case involving the Danville Illinois VA medical center appeared to be settled for $1,575,000. A case against the VA in Arizona resulted in a payout of $1,000,000. And a case in Utah was resolved for $950,000.
To read Mr. Glantz’s article, follow this link: “VA Pays Out $200 million for nearly 1,000 veteran’s wrongful deaths”.
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