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No FTCA Claim Based on Veteran Benefits (access required)

Although a veteran’s widow won payments from the Veterans’ Administration under 38 U.S.C. § 1151 after her husband died from alleged medical negligence, she cannot advance the VA rating that won her benefits to pursue her claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act, and the 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of her claims for wrongful death ...