VA to Pay $2.5 Million in Wrongful Death Settlement

The parents of a U.S. Army veteran will receive $2.5 million in a wrongful death settlement after their 26-year-old son died from a treatable condition at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, The Tennessean reports. Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Merritt died in October 2014, just nine months after he was honorably discharged at Fort Campbell and less than 10 months after he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the Nashville VA. Merritt’s parents sued the hospital in 2016, claiming negligence after VA doctors failed to monitor his reaction to prescribed medication.
 
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