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July 2, 2009

VA silent on compensating for endoscopic mistakes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 9:07 pm

An attorney for veterans potentially exposed to HIV and other infections by colonoscopies at three Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals said his clients are waiting to hear if they will be compensated for mistakes that led to congressional hearings and new VA spending on patient safety.

A spokeswoman for the VA declined to comment about prospects for compensation. Yet some those exposed have stated that VA sent them letters and in some cases contacted them by telephone: “stating they are sending them some documents and they will be considering some compensation.”, according to Nashville lawyer Mike Sheppard who has about 50 of the VA’s former endoscopic patients as clients. He said complaints about VA medical care must be filed under the federal torts claim law.

Full Article:
by Bill Poovey
<a href= “http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/1124664.html”>VA silent on compensating for endoscopic mistakes</a>

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