Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Medical Mistake Causes Air Force Member to Lose Legs

This story is very saddening. Colton Read, member of the U.S. Air Force, lost both of his legs because of a mistake by an Air Force general surgeon. Because of an old federal law, the family of Colton cannot sue the military, even though it was entirely human error. He will likely receive somewhere around $800/month the rest of his life for his "medical retirement." This situation is sickening and very unjust.

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