Veteranclaims’s Blog

June 9, 2009

Congressional hearings on Veterans Exposed to Contaminated equipment by VA

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 3:11 am

According to the The Associated Press the “House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee last week set a June 16 hearing on the VA mistakes”, and “the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs has set a June 24 hearing for VA officials to talk about mistakes with endoscopic equipment that possibly exposed patients to infectious body fluids at Murfreesboro, Tenn., Miami and Augusta, Ga.”

One item I hope that they explore and explain is the timeline following exposure and testing positive.

As of right now we do not know if the veterans testing positive were exposed in 2008, 2007, or 2005. This is important to everyone exposed, because it will allow them to see the time period between exposure and testing positive. To put it another way, as we stated earlier, the time between exposure and testing positive can be many years, so exposed veterans will need to continue to be tested at regular interval for several years.

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