Crime

They Died at Veterans Hospital. It Turns Out They Were Killed



(Newser)

As many as 11 deaths are under investigation at a VA medical center in Clarksburg, W.Va., and two have been ruled homicides. The family of George Nelson Shaw, Sr., was “floored” to learn last month that his April 2018 death at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center had been ruled a homicide by insulin injection, reports USA Today. An initial autopsy indicated the 81-year-old Air Force veteran died of heart failure. Months later, federal investigators sought permission to exhume his body. The family granted it, and a second autopsy revealed four injection sites. Insulin can cause dangerous blood sugar crashes in people without diabetes; Shaw didn’t have it. Nor did Army veteran Felix Kirk McDermott, 82, who died by insulin injection a day before Shaw. He was reportedly admitted for aspiration pneumonia, per ABC News.


Shaw’s widow, Norma, describes her husband’s blood sugar crashing repeatedly four days after he arrived at the hospital dehydrated and with low blood pressure. The veteran who worked in the hospital’s mail room for eight years after retiring as an Air Force communications specialist had recently been bowling. But “after that, he just went downhill. He couldn’t feed himself, he didn’t talk, he couldn’t go to the bathroom by himself.” Authorities have identified a person of interest as they continue to investigate other hospital deaths linked to low blood sugar, per ABC. A hospital rep tells CNN that the “allegations of potential misconduct … do not involve” any current employees. (An “unconscionable” error meant this veteran lost a leg.)

Tags
Show More

Leave a Reply

avatar
  
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Back to top button
close
Thanks !

Thanks for sharing this, you are awesome !

Log In

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!