The wife of a deceased Marine veteran wants answers as to how her husband managed to overdose while in the care of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
After Marine Corps veteran Hank Brandon Lee overdosed on the synthetic painkiller drug fentanyl and was found unresponsive, the Brockton VA medical center called Jamie-Lee Hasted, Lee’s Widow, and informed her of the disastrous news on March 4.
Lee, the father of three kids, was staying at the facility’s psychiatric unit due to post-traumatic stress disorder.
The VA has no idea how he acquired the fentanyl, but for Jamie-Lee Hasted, Lee’s widow, that answer simply isn’t good enough, The Enterprise reports.
“They promised me this wouldn’t happen. I understand the issue, but he was on lockdown, and they’re supposed to protect him from harming others and from harming himself,” Hasted told The Enterprise on Saturday. “They made me believe that’s what they were going to do, and they didn’t.” (Read more from “Widow Wants Answers After Marine Vet Husband Overdoses in VA Care” HERE)