VA to apologize for mistaken Lou Gehrig’s disease notices

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it will apologize to veterans who were mistakenly told they’d been diagnosed with a fatal neurological condition. Letters were sent August 13 to 1,864 veterans and survivors, the VA said in a written statement. They were supposed to be sent to veterans with ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — to keep them apprised of expanding benefits eligibility.