Share this article

Open for business
Find out the latest updates from local businesses as our region reopens.
print logo

VA settles wrongful death case of man who died of infection after surgery

The federal government will pay $300,000 to the family of a man who died at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, according to court records.

The settlement, approved by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, ends a civil lawsuit claiming Larry Farley, an Erie County resident, died because of medical malpractice and negligence.

Farley, according to the suit, died Aug. 13, 2016, following surgery that led to a fatal infection.

In their suit, which sought $1.25 million from the government, Farley's family said the medical center failed to properly diagnose and treat the infection.

The settlement followed court-order mediation.

 

There are no comments - be the first to comment