In accepting the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, President Obama on Friday said “too many veterans now are receiving care who deserve better” and that “the number one priority is making sure the problems get fixed.”

Problems with the quality of care for veterans predated Shinseki’s tenure, a National Law Journal analysis of court records shows. Over the past 10 years, the VA has shelled out about $100 million a year to settle more than 3,000 medical malpractice claims, with little change from one administration to the next.

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