If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to the Medical Negligence of a Veteran Affairs’ Medical Facility, contact us immediately. We may be able to help.

Veterans trust their medical care to Veteran Affairs’ Medical Facilities around the nation. Veterans receive health care they need to deal with medical problems, frequently stemming from their service in the military. This may include  treatment for physical as well as mental injuries.

Russell Flickinger was a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army and is here to help veterans who have been injured due to misdiagnosis, over prescription, faulty surgeries, and other negligent medical treatment received by the VA.

Scott and Heather McDonald

Heather McDonald

Scott McDonald, who’s estate we currently represent, was a military veteran, serving in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. After returning from his tours, Scott suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as numerous physical ailments.  Scott sought treatment from the Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Affairs Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ultimately, he was prescribed medication to treat both his physical and mental ailments. After continual changes and increases in dosage and drugs, Scott unfortunately passed away from an accidental drug overdose.

Following his death his widow Heather McDonald,  came to us and explained what had happened. Justin and I have since been representing Scott’s Estate and we have been helping the family bring a claim against the VA for the alleged negligent medical treatment Scott received.

Heather McDonald has acted as the front person in making an attempt to alert people to the medical treatment Veterans have been receiving at VA facilities throughout the nation.

Heather McDonald recently was invited to testify in front of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs.  Heather testified to the committee the events that led up to her husband’s death.

Since her testimony Heather has been contacted by numerous widows and service personal around the nation who have experienced similar issues at VA facilities with regard to prescription medication.

Our firm is currently representing other spouses of veterans who have died as a result of drug overdoses of prescription medication dispensed at VA hospitals.  If you have questions regarding a similar situation please feel free to contact our firm at (614) 944-5055.

 

Please see the following links below:

http://www.nbc4i.com/story/22210001/veterans-vulnerable-to-drug-overdoses

NBC4 in Columbus was one of the first to share Heather’s Story. Here is the first of 3 stories the station has broadcasted.

http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23640176/veterans-widow-to-testify   http://www.nbc4i.com/video?clipId=9401182&autostart=true

NBC4 shows Heather preparing for speech to testify in front of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C.

http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23661683/local-widow-testifies-to-congress-about-accidental-veteran-overdoses

The latest of the segments from NBC4 shows Heather Mcdonald’s trip to Washington D.C. to speak in front of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs.

http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23909124/army-widows-prepare-for-legal-action

Heather McDonald’s story has impacted other widows of Veterans who have died from the negligence from the VA. Meet Heather Gonzalez through this special follow-up from NBC4

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57603767/veterans-dying-from-overmedication/

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57603767/veterans-dying-from-overmedication/

National CBS was one of the first to broadcast Heather McDonald’s struggle with the VA

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/10/11/columbus-widow-of-veteran-testifies-of-demise.html

The Dispatch in Columbus follows the McDonalds’ story with an article sharing Heather’s experience speaking before the House Committee in Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/09/29/deaths-alter-prescribing-of-pain-pills.html

The Columbus Dispatch, a local newpaper, covers the McDonald’s story about the struggle with the Veteran’s Affairs.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/10/10/congress-hears-tales-of-over-medication-of-injured-veterans-by-va?s_cid=rss:congress-hears-tales-of-over-medication-of-injured-veterans-by-va

US News, a national publisher of news and information, covers the House Committee on Veterans Affairs meeting on October 3rd in Washington D.C.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/va-fails-to-track-cause-of-veterans-deaths/nSPSs/

This article from Dayon Daily News in Dayton Ohio, brings alarming facts about what is happening to our Veterans in the VA.

http://northdallasgazette.com/2013/09/26/investigation-veterans-dying-from-overmedication/

Heather McDonald’s story is being share all over America. This is an article from The North Dallas Gazette, located in Texas.

http://www.wsav.com/story/22210001/veterans-vulnerable-to-drug-overdoses

NBC affiliate in Savannah Georgia tells Heather’s story to their viewers through this article.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/20/325075/us/

Iranian International News Network in English reports Heather McDonald’s story and shares it with their viewers

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=275614

CBS Affiliate, WUSA9, located in Washington D.C. brings light to the accidental deaths happening in the VA using Heather McDonald’s story.

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Congress-To-Probe-Veterans-Overdoses-227167201.html

WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida shares Heather McDonald’s story with their viewers.

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/VA_doctors_Pressured_to_prescribe_vets_opiates.html

Heather McDonalds journey to Washington D.C. reaches Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through philly.com.

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/10/10/1288654?sac=fo.local

The Fayetteville Observer, the oldest newspaper still being published in North Carolina shares Heather McDonald’s struggle with the VA  as well as Veteran Justin Minyard’s story.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/10/va-opiates-house-subcommittee-testimony/

U-T in San Diego, California shares the stories that were presented to te House Committee on Veterans Affairs, including Heather McDonald and a former Doctor.

http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/veterans-deaths-alter-prescribing-of-pain-pills-1.244114

Stars and Stripes is  an independent newspaper for the military community. They share Heather’s story to bring light to what is happening in the VA.

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/hearing-spotlights-painkiller-overuse-among-soldiers-1.246521

Stars and Stripes shares another veteran’s story about their struggle with the VA and includes Heather’s story as well.

http://www.nextgov.com/health/2013/10/vets-and-widows-blast-va-over-toxic-pain-killer-prescriptions/71747/

Nextgov, a resource for federal decision makers, cover the 2 widows’ stories that spoke at the Congressional meeting.

http://cironline.org/reports/va-doctors-tell-house-lawmakers-pressure-prescribe-veterans-opiates-5391

The Center for Investigative Reporting shares everyone’s story who spoke before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C.