ANN ARBOR -- The family of the 66-year-old veteran, who died last year after a nurse mistakenly led doctors and other personnel to believe that the patient had a do-not-resuscitate order, has released a statement through their attorney.
The statement says the family is "hopeful that the results of the recent report from the Inspector General's Office has brought to light the unacceptable and horrific care that our veterans are currently receiving in the veteran administration system."
The family of the victim say they are thankful for the outpouring of support and would greatly appreciate privacy at this time.
The following is the full statement from the family through wrongful death attorney Randall M. Blau, of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.:
“On behalf of our family, we would just like to thank everyone for the thoughts and concern expressed over the loss of our loved one. We are hopeful that the results of the recent report from the Inspector General’s Office has brought to light the unacceptable and horrific care that our veterans are currently receiving in the veteran administration system.
"Although it is too late to save our family from this tragic loss, we can only hope that the investigation findings and pursuit of our claim will result in immediate changes to prevent any additional and unnecessary loss of life.”
The family has asked that all inquiries, and other communications, be directed to Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., a Michigan-based personal injury and accident law firm.
About Buckfire Law Wrongful Death Attorney Randall M. Blau
Randall M. Blau earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College in 1993 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1996. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and has handled cases in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota and Florida.
Blau has obtained numerous settlements that have been listed in the Top Ten Settlements of the Year for the State of Michigan multiple times during the last decade. He has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his injured clients.
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