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$725,000 Malpractice Award Against Arkansas Va Surgeon


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"A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently found that a surgeon at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Little Rock had botched a surgery and awarded the 75-year-old patient $725,000.

Walter Paul Hoover of Webb City, Missouri, sued the U.S. government in 2011 after a surgery in 2009 “caused complete paralysis of his quadriceps,” Judge James Moody Jr. wrote in his order on Sept. 18."

Full Story at http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/101305/judge-awards-725k-turns-screw-on-va-in-malpractice-lawsuit

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I wonder if the VA Office of Legal/Medical and the OGC, and VISN reported this case to the National Practitioners Data Bank.

Probably not because only VA settled FTCA Cash cases are supposed to be reported.

Still this is VA malpractice ,and there is a paper VA trail on this.

The NPDB situation is one of the secret lists I am on and I have told IG, HVAC,and the FBI (and tipped off the Sec a few days ago via email)how the VA pulls that crap, to keep doctors from getting disciplined at all..by failing to report all doctors who caused FTCA settlements, .so they can continue to malpractice on other vets.

I am sure this doctor will be in the state data bases of malpracticing doctors, eventually but he probably can try to appeal the verdict.

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Oh, here they are:

"Drs. Jeffrey Oppenheimer and Dennis McDonnell at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock"

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