Not long ago a VA volunteer at the Pittsburgh VA contracted Legionnaires’ disease, and the government argued he was not able to sue for damages because he was not technically an “employee” and could not claim a work-related injury under federal workers’ compensation laws.
We discussed some of the legal issues and possible remedies in this type of situation here.
Now a recent news report by Brian Bowling of TribLive, it appears that Army veteran Edward Stockley has reached a settlement with the government in federal mediation. No details of the settlement were provided. However, it