The second federal lawsuit against the Marion, Illinois Veteran’s Hospital has settled in the wake of substandard care at the hospital which resulted in the Hospital suspending surgical procedures for the past two years. Surgeries at the hospital were halted after the Veteran’s Administration found that patients had died at the facility due to substandard care and treatment. The terms of the settlement are undisclosed.
The VA has been critical of the marion facility, finding its prior administration to be dysfunctional and inefficient. The Veteran’s Administration has been under harsh criticism for the operation of its hospitals which has been highlighted by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.