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VA Hospital Negligence Archives

Members of Congress demand answers from VA

There are 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and another 100 U.S. Senators. Some political observers were disappointed that only 31 members of Congress signed on to a recent statement urging the VA to stop hiring doctors who have had medical licenses revoked and who have histories of medical malpractice or other professional misconduct.

VA hospitals hired doctors with malpractice histories, convictions

He had settled more than two dozen medical malpractice claims and settlements across a pair of states. The allegations against the neurosurgeon included claims that his surgical errors left one patient paralyzed from the waist down after improper placement of a device in the man's spinal canal. In another case, he reportedly inserted spinal screws incorrectly and left the patient without bladder or bowel control.

Medical mistakes continue to kill Americans

Eighteen years ago, the Institute of Medicine shocked the nation with a report titled "To Err Is Human." The IOM said medical errors were a bigger problem than the health care industry acknowledged and that as many as 98,000 people died in U.S. hospitals per year because of mistakes by doctors, nurses and hospital staff.

VA pledges to upgrade reporting of shoddy care, medical errors

Will the Department of Veterans Affairs finally get it right? Will the federal agency finally stop covering up medical mistakes and poor care? We don't yet know the answer to those questions, but the VA is pledging an overhaul of its reporting policies; an effort it says will weed out health care workers who deliver substandard care.

Watchdog finds more unsafe practices at VA medical center

Over the past few years, the news media has come to understand that the federal government's Department of Veterans Affairs has more than its share of problems with patient care and safety. One of the VA's most problem-plagued hospitals can be found in Tomah, Wisconsin, where investigators uncovered evidence that doctors handed out opiates to patients like candy.

Understanding Your Legal Options After VA Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice takes many forms, and like other hospitals, VA medical centers are not immune to errors that harm patients. In fact, we've discussed multiple kinds of VA medical malpractice in recent months: