A central Kentucky family says the V-A hospital in Lexington made a major mix-up when it declared their loved one dead-- when he was actually alive.
Combined, the two departments spend $3.3 billion annually on medications and therapies meant to curb or cure Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
FBI Director James Comey confirmed Wednesday that the bureau's Phoenix branch has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department, amid mounting calls on Capitol Hill for the Justice Department to get more involved.
Probe finds tens of thousands of veterans experience long wait times for treatment.
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson vows action after visit to Phoenix hospital at center of scandal.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid explosive charges of mismanagement, falsification of records and systemic problems at veterans health facilities.