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July 30, 2009

Helena Montana-VA and Fired Opthamologist Reach Settlement

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VA reaches settlement with fired doctor

Gazette News Service | Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 2:20 pm | Loading…

HELENA – The VA Medical Center west of Helena says it has reached a settlement with a fired doctor.

A disciplinary appeals board had been planning to meet Tuesday to hear the case of the March 13 firing of 74-year-old ophthalmologist Harvey Casebeer of Butte.

The firing was made public in a VA inspector general’s report early in the month. Casebeer was not named in the report, which said he was fired for delivering substandard care and falsifying medical records.

Charles Hail, a VA attorney in Helena, says terms of the settlement are confidential and bring an end to the process. He says Casebeer will not be returning to work

Casebeer’s lawyer, John Doubek of Helena, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Casebeer had argued the complaint may have been retaliatory.

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