VA to Pay More Than $1 Million to Veterans to Settle Improper Treatment Lawsuits (May 14, 2020) — The federal government has agreed to pay more than $1 million total to five veterans who alleged mistreatment of foot and ankle problems at the Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta. The legal battle began with the first lawsuit in 2014. The complaints came amid national criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs over mismanagement and long wait lists that resulted in deaths. Read the full story by Megan Gray of the Portland (Maine) Press Herald.