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Family sues over cold-weather death of man who left veterans hospital in Wisconsin

Family sues over cold-weather death of man who left veterans hospital in Wisconsin
The family of a veteran who died in Wisconsin nearly three years ago when he wandered away from a veterans hospital in bitterly cold temperatures filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government, alleging the hospital's negligence led to the man's death.

Family sues over cold-weather death of man who left veterans hospital in Wisconsin MADISON, Wis.(Tribune News Service) — The family of a Georgia veteran who died in Madison nearly three years ago when he wandered away from the Veterans Hospital in bitterly cold temperatures filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government, alleging the hospital's negligence led to the man's death.According to the lawsuit, Perry, of Covington, Georgia, was admitted to the Veterans Hospital on Dec.His mental health problems, which the Veterans Hospital was aware of, put Perry at risk of wandering or going missing, the lawsuit says.

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