Rep. Ruiz Helps Veteran Impacted by Surgical Error

July 17, 2018
Making Government Work for You

Jeffery Woll, a 74-year-old veteran from Indio, visited the Loma Linda VA for a surgical procedue. Unfortunately, an error during the procedure left him in the Emergency Room.

Due to the error, Jeffrey filed a claim to have the charges waived. But months later, he was still waiting for the review process to conclude. Jeffrey contacted my office, and my staff helped Jeffrey communicate with the VA. Within months, the VA acknowledged that he met all criteria to have his expenses paid, and he will no longer have any debt associated with the procedue.

"Thank you for your efforts in this matter," Jeffrey said. "This makes me feel valued as a veteran as well as an elderly person. You have earned my support."

If you are a resident of the 36th District and are having issues with a federal agency, my office is here to cut through the red tape and get you the benefits you deserve. If you have a question about a federal agency or program, please contact my district office at 760-424-8888. We're here to help!