In the decade after 9/11, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid $200 million to nearly 1,000 families in wrongful death cases. Click on a VA facility to see details of wrongful death payments at that hospital or clinic. The data is presented as obtained by The Center for Investigative Reporting using the Freedom of Information Act.
Source: Department of Veterans Affairs
Note: Case number refers to internal VA tracking number. Wrongful death payments are made through the agency’s own administrative process unless marked with an asterisk (*). In those cases, they have been made after the veteran’s survivors filed a federal lawsuit.