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Politicians seek answers on veteran’s death at VA hospital

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia politicians are calling for answers after a Vietnam veterans death at a VA hospital was ruled a homicide.

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito vowed Friday to investigate after a news report on the death of retired Army Sgt. Felix Kirk McDermott at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

A lawyer for McDermotts estate provided The Associated Press with a legal document sent to the VA claiming the 82yearold was wrongly injected with a fatal dose of insulin in April 2018. It also contains an autopsy report from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner that rules the death a homicide.

Manchin also questioned the hospitals treatment of other patients.

The hospital didnt return a voicemail. A VA spokeswoman did not comment.



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