The families of three Oklahoma veterans are speaking-out about the treatment that their loved-ones received at a VA-run nursing home. In one case, the nursing home staff is accused of scalding the veteran to death in a bathtub. In another, it is alleged that nursing home staff neglected a patient after he suffered from a stroke, causing irreversible damage. And in the third case, family members allege that staff ignored signs of pneumonia until it became deadly. In two of the cases, the VA has already admitted fault and paid settlements to the families, while an investigation continues into the third incident. Meanwhile, the the physician’s assistant who was responsible for the veterans has been charged with two counts of murder in their deaths. You can watch the full story above, or by clicking here.
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