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September 20, 2009

VAOIG Finds Hampton-VA at Fault for Failing to Treat Vets Stroke

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Full Article: VA hospital ignored vet’s stroke, report finds

What happened
John Morgan, a Marine veteran, went to the Hampton VA Medical Center in November with symptoms of a stroke. He was sent home without a CAT scan or seeing a neurologist, a report found. The next day, Morgan went to a Norfolk hospital, where he was found to have suffered a stroke. It left him permanently disabled.

By Bill Sizemore
The Virginian-Pilot
© September 20, 2009

“The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has found the Hampton VA Medical Center at fault after a doctor there failed to diagnose a Chesapeake veteran’s stroke, leaving him permanently disabled.

The investigation also found that the vet’s medical record contained lab results from another patient and that the medical center staff turned a deaf ear to his repeated complaints in the weeks afterward.”

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