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Third Family Comes Forward in Probe of VA Hospital Deaths

Dave Mistich
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A third family has come forward in an investigation of multiple suspicious patient deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia.

Attorney Tony O'Dell says Thursday he's representing the family of Navy veteran John Hallman after the 87-year-old died last year at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Federal prosecutors are probing the deaths of up to 11 patients at the facility. Attorneys representing the families of men who died say at least two of the deaths have been ruled homicides, with both veterans dying from wrongful insulin injections.

O'Dell says Hallman died suddenly after his blood sugar spiked, indicating another wrongful insulin injection.

Separately, the VA inspector general this week confirmed an investigation of multiple sexual assaults at another VA facility in West Virginia.


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