25 Oct '13, 8pm

Report: 3 more VA patients die from negligence

Three more patients have died in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a result of negligence — the latest in a series of preventable deaths that have occurred at VA facilities nationwide. An internal VA investigation released Wednesday found that three patients died last year after receiving inadequate or improper care at the Memphis VA Medical Center emergency room, including one who had a fatal reaction to a medication that he was known to be allergic to. Another was left alone and unmonitored after being given intravenous narcotics, tranquilizers and an anti-inflammatory for severe back pain. That patient was found unresponsive and not breathing 45 minutes later and was resuscitated but died 13 days later without ever emerging from a coma. The third died after spending hours in the ER receiving inadequate treatment for high blood pressure. These are the latest in a stri...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131025/NEWS/310250...

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  1. 12 Aug '14, 1am

    July 30,2014 my husband became a victim of VA Hospital negligence. He died full of cancer, we never knew, they said he was only anemic.

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