03 Dec '17, 7pm

VA knowingly hired doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care…

(Tribune News Service) — Neurosurgeon John Henry Schneider racked up more than a dozen malpractice claims and settlements in two states, including cases alleging he made surgical mistakes that left patients maimed, paralyzed or dead. He was accused of costing one patient bladder and bowel control after placing spinal screws incorrectly, he allegedly left another paralyzed from the waist down after placing a device improperly in his spinal canal. The state of Wyoming revoked his medical license after another surgical patient died. Schneider then applied for a job earlier this year at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was forthright in his application about the license revocation and other malpractice troubles. But the VA hired him anyway. He started work in April at a hospital that serves 184,000 veterans in 50 counties in Iowa, Illinois and...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/va-knowingly-hired-doctor...

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