25 May '17, 11am

Veteran's family files wrongful death suit against the VA Palo Alto Health Care System:

Veteran's family files wrongful death suit against the VA Palo Alto Health Care System:

The children of a 72-year-old Navy veteran have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California. Douglas Wayne Ross Sr., who served in the Vietnam War, died from a traumatic head injury a week after he fell in his hospital room, where he was left “unattended and unrestrained in his chair,” alleges the complaint filed May 15 in U.S. District Court in San Jose. Attorney Niall McCarthy filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ross’ children, Douglas Wayne Ross Jr., of Spokane, Wash.; Nicole Ross, of Vieques, Puerto Rico; and Neville Ross, of Gloucester, Mass., after the Department of Veterans Affairs denied the Rosses’ administrative tort claim of medical negligence filed in July 2016. On March 8, the agency wrote to the Rosses’ attorney: “Our review concluded there was no negligent or wrongful act on the part of an employee of the Department of...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/veteran-s-family-fi...

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