As controversy swirls around the Veterans Administration over deaths caused by delayed care, an investigation by the Dayton Daily News found that the VA settled many cases that appear to be related to delays in treatment.
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How we got this story
Using the federal Freedom of Information Act, reporters here and at our Cox Media Group television station in Atlanta, WSB-TV, worked together to get the details on how many veterans die while receiving care at Veterans Affairs hospitals. This follows our reporting in the fall about the cost of malpractice claims at VA medical centers.
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Paid claims alleging malpractice that led to a veteran’s death
Year — Number
2001 — 9
2002 — 29
2003 — 51
2004 — 83
2005 — 102
2006 — 117
2007 — 128
2008 — 129
2009 — 117
2010 — 128
2011 — 128
2012 — 117
2013 — 56
Source: Cox Media Group analysis of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data