EVEN FAMOUS PEOPLE CAN GET BAD MEDICAL CARE:
“A civil trial into whether doctors erred in diagnosing a heart abnormality that led to the death of actor John Ritter is set to begin this week in Los Angeles. Ritter’s family contends that the actor would have survived if doctors had properly treated him for the abnormality rather than treating him for a heart attack. The family’s lawsuit seeks $67 million based on potential future earnings.”
SADLY, EVEN VETERANS DON’T GET THE CARE THEY DESERVE!
Veterans Not Entitled to All Medical Services, Government Argues
Attorneys at the Department of Justice argued last week that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are not legally entitled to certain types of medical care. The government’s contention stems from a potential class action lawsuit that accuses the Department of Veteran’s Affairs of denying or delaying treatment for veterans and failing to provide a fair system to appeal denied claims. A federal judge has previously denied the government’s request to dismiss the case. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle 02/05/2008
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