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Georgia mom sues the U.S. after her son's death by suicide in VA parking lot

It's been almost two years since Navy veteran Gary Steven Pressley died by suicide in the parking lot of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin. According to legal documents obtained by 13WMAZ, he fatally shot himself in the chest in April 2019 because he was in so much pain. Those documents also say Pressley was in a serious accident, leaving him with a fractured hip, pelvis, and chronic lower back pain. He was then honorably discharged from the military in 2012. Pressley did get his pain under control at one point while seeing a pain specialist, but the doctor stopped seeing him because the VA owed "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to them. Last year, Pressley's mother, Rhonda Machelle Wilson, filed a wrongful death claim against the VA for more than $8 million, but her attorney says they could not reach a fair deal.
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