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July 23, 2009

VA Assigns Fox to Watch Hen House in Botched Radiation Treatments

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“The expert assigned by the Veterans Administration to “touch up” the treatment of veterans given the wrong doses of radiation for prostate cancer in Philadelphia was accused in federal lawsuits of botching the radiation treatments for three of his patients.

Court records show Kent Wallner, the Seattle VA physician, was accused in lawsuits against the VA of causing extensive damage to three veterans being treated for prostate cancer. Two of the three cases were settled for $1 million apiece. The third case was dismissed, and an appeal to the Supreme Court is being considered.

“This is truly the fox guarding the hen house,” said Ann R. Deutscher, a Seattle lawyer who represented the veterans in the cases involving Wallner. “I’m just astounded,” she said when informed the eight patients from Philadelphia were sent to Wallner.”

Full Article: <a href= “http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_634725.html”>Veterans Administration physician accused of botching cancer treatment</a>

By Walter F. Roche Jr.
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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