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I am putting this link here:
so that I don’t have to repeat the advice again-
If anyone vet or survivor of a veteran, feels the VA malpracticed on the veteran, they need to obtain an IME, if the vet is alive, or an IMO if the vet has expired.
They will need to give the IMO/IME doctor ( who should be a specialist in the prime and/or secondary cause of death, on the death certificate) the complete VA medical records of the veteran and copy of autopsy findings if an autopsy was done.
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Update- since October 2018 I have spent many hours every week researching a very unusual FTCA/1151 situation. The problem was based on the OGC telling a veteran that their negligent care ( the malpractice had been confirmed) was a federal contractor, and was exempt from FTCA.