CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago-area Vietnam veteran will get a $12 million medical malpractice settlement from the federal government.
John Johnson was a Vietnam Veteran and heart patient.
He went in for oral surgery at the Hines V.A. Hospital in 2007, went into cardiac arrest and suffered brain damage as a result.
Attorney John Winters says his doctors didn’t adequately prepare for and monitor his heart condition when he was put under anesthesia.
Johnson will get a $12 million dollar settlement from the federal government.
Winters says the money will be used to help cover medical and day-to-day living expenses for the rest of his life.