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Federal Government Seeks to Dismiss $17.5M Malpractice Lawsuit

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The federal government is seeking to dismiss a $17.5 million medical malpractice lawsuit brought by veteran Wesley Black against the White River Junction VA Medical Center, arguing the complaint was filed a year too late.

But in a response this month, Black disagreed, saying that he only recently learned that his doctors at the VA misdiagnosed his colon cancer, allowing the long-undiagnosed disease to become terminal.

The government’s motion, filed last month, and Black’s response follow a complaint the veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars brought against the VA in February.

Read the source article at VTDigger

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