Medical malpractice lawsuit settled in VA medical center death

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed over the death of a 33-year-old Air Force veteran at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been settled for $500,000.

The federal civil lawsuit was closed Monday with the acceptance of the settlement agreement regarding Jamie Bassett, who died June 11, 2009. The father of four went to the medical center’s emergency room repeatedly over a 10-day period because of abdominal pain.

Bassett was sent home without treatment until June 3, 2009, when he was admitted. During emergency surgery the next day, the surgeon removed 1.5 feet of dead small intestine.




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