CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago-area Vietnam veteran will get a $12 million medical malpractice settlement from the federal government.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
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.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Chicago Sky's WNBA Championship Parade And Rally
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.MORE NEWS: Florida, Hawaii, D.C. Removed From Chicago Travel Advisory; List Includes 45 States, 2 Territories
Winters says the money will be used to help cover medical and day-to-day living expenses for the rest of his life.