Government Settles For $2.3 Million Over Death Of Veteran From Toxic Drug Cocktail


The government has reached a settlement with the widow and daughter of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski, who overdosed on a lethal cocktail of drugs given to him by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As part of the settlement, the government is not admitting guilt, but rather paying $2.3 million to avoid the expense of further litigation. A direct $1.65 million is going to the widow and daughter of Simcakoski, while up to $586,000 will go to attorney’s fees and expenses related to the case, The Associated Press reports.

The rest of the money, about $659,100, will be established as annuities for the widow and daughter.

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