Over the years, the media has reported many instances of substandard medical care at our nation’s veteran’s hospitals. The latest of these just came to light in March 2010, when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) hit the Philadelphia VA Medical Center with $227,500 in penalties, one of the largest fines ever levied against a medical facility.
Federal investigators found that, between 2002 and 2008, the Medical Center misplaced radioactive seeds in 97 out of 116 procedures when treating patients with prostate cancer. The NRC report cited lack of management oversight and negligent safety procedures at the facility.
If you believe you or someone you love have been injured by medical errors or received substandard care at a VA facility, contact Hodes Milman Liebeck for a case evaluation. Our Southern California personal injury attorneys have a track record of success taking on the Veterans Administration under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Call us toll-free at 866-730-1976 or submit the contact form via our website, www.hodesmilman.com.