Veterans Affairs scandal spreads to Texas

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

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Recently, VA hospitals across the United States have come under fire for questionable practices. These practices have left many veterans with healthcare that is less than perfect.

The widespread wrongdoing has apparently been occurring at the Texas VA in addition to VA hospitals across the country. The award winning Texas VA has been investigated for altered wait times. Multiple complaints had been reported, but the corruption had reportedly continued for years. Significant pressure was being placed on staff to report short wait times and high numbers.

Delay in a patient's diagnosis can be extremely detrimental to that patient's health and they may suffer from a severe injury or illness as a result. When the delay is a result of a hospital's negligence, relief may be available to injured patients. Negligent practices occur when a healthcare provider does not uphold a reasonable duty to their patients. Knowingly delaying a service, for example, may qualify as negligence.

Patients who have received negligent healthcare are able to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against their health care provider. This type of lawsuit enables that injured party to collect damages for the injury they have suffered. Damages may be available for missed wages at work, past and future medical expenses and pain and suffering.

No patient should receive healthcare in the state of Texas that is less than the provider's best. Injured parties that believe their healthcare provider has wronged them should discuss their situation with an experienced legal professional who can help them protect their legal rights.

Source: NewsMax, "Whistleblower: Texas VA Hospital Was Run Like 'Crime Syndicate'," Drew MacKenzieMay 28, 2014

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