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Blumenthal Statement on Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against the Connecticut VA

(Hartford, CT)- Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement after a lawsuit filed against the VA Connecticut Healthcare System alleges that a scalpel had been left inside a veteran’s body after a procedure performed four years ago at the West Haven VA.

“I’m appalled and stunned by allegations of this egregious medical malpractice case involving the West Haven VA. While the court determines liability, I have asked for a detailed explanation from VA of this deeply troubling report. I am demanding also full accountability so this kind of horrific negligence never happens again. America owes our veterans the world’s best medical care, nothing less.”