About half of the medical malpractice lawsuits filed recently against the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta ended in settlements totaling more than $3 million, according records in U.S. District Court in Augusta.
Although none of the settlements included an admission of liability by the Augusta VA, many of the lawsuits make similar claims of neglectful or delayed care. At least one plaintiff’s attorney said he believes the problem might lie with inadequate staffing because of lack of funding.
News decisions and story display are as numerous as the people and the news organizations that make them.
There are differing opinions, principles and judgments made at every newspaper in the world.
Except for the big newspapers with a national following – TheNew York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal – most newspapers across America have a very local presence on their front pages every day.
Geography is king, and stories of local import or interest take center stage.