Veteran gets $12M malpractice settlement after Hines VA Hospital surgery

December 2, 2013 3:05:59 PM PST
A Chicago-area Vietnam veteran will get a $12 million medical malpractice settlement from the federal government.

John Johnson suffered severe brain damage during surgery at the Hines VA Hospital five years ago.

His lawyers say doctors did not adequately prepare for and monitor his heart condition when he was put under anesthesia.

His lawyers say the money will be used to help cover his medical and day-to-day living expenses.