Court Reinstates Lawsuit over Marine's Suicide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday concluded that the suit brought by the family of 21-year-old Cameron Anestis of Georgetown shouldn't have been dismissed. Anestis' widow sued the federal government in 2011, seeking $22.5 million in damages after her husband developed mental and emotional problems.

Anestis' family claimed the VA was negligent when it turned away the Marine at two VA hospitals in Lexington when he sought a mental health evaluation and treatment.

The government argued that the federal courts had no jurisdiction over their decision to turn away Anestis.

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