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Hadit.com Blog Talk Radio Show 12/24/2014 10Am Eastern. Year In Review.


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The year in review. We will discss the VA's year, and what a year it was. From Shinsiki getting his pink slip to The Phoenix Sheduling fiasco.

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I'll try to listen in J have to use my headphones.

If the truth was known phoenix is not the only VAMC...I'm sure there are a lot of others too, I know my VAMC here in Dallas was inspected with Bod Mcdonald team and after some VA employees are gone bye bye I notice last week when I went to my 6 months appointments there remodeling some of the front of the building and been doing that now for a year or 2 and a lot of the front clinics are being knock out and seems the Dr's have been being replaced with new Dr's

some of the clinics are going to be smaller I guess to make room for more clinics but as for as any change in appointments & attitudes of VA EmpIoyees I see no difference/change

One of the biggest problems here in the Dallas VAMC is just to over-whelmed with veterans way over crowded, its always so busy everyday hard to find parking and in the mornings its so busy & hard to navigate through all the hussle bussle, However there building more parking garages and more annex clinics on the property so hopefully that will help...give it some time I suppose!

Thanks for the Radio/Podcast Show!

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"If the truth was known phoenix is not the only VAMC"

You are right about that.

This AM I got this link from an article from the Washington Free Beacon.

"More than 500 military veterans died because of serious mistakes at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country between 2010 and 2014, VA records show.

There were a total of 1,452 “institutional disclosures of adverse events” between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, 526 of which resulted in patient deaths, according to VA data obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a Freedom of Information Act request."

http://freebeacon.com/issues/more-than-500-vets-died-at-va-hospitals-due-to-mistakes-since-2010/

I emailed the writers of this article because although the data from VA acknowledged the deaths as adverse events....I saw no accounting for whether any family member was advised of the cause of the adverse event or whether any survivor was advised they could file a 1151 claim or FTCA claim for wrongful death.

In my husband's case there were NO adverse event documented within his med recs.

There was a write up about me ,in his med recs, when I confronted them with their medication error.But I never found any specific adverse event noted at all.

They blamed the post office for the medication error and could have killed another vet the meds belonged to.

I had to prove every single instance of their malpractice.

The article above was fair in this respect, and I agree, negligence and medical malpractice happens as much in the private medical sector as it does within the VA.

But since VA doctors dont even have to carry malpractice insurance and, in my case, VA moved many of them to other VAMCs,after I won FTCA, and failed to report them to the NPDB, that makes me strongly believe that wrongful death and other 1151 issues of living veterans, might total a much higher statistic then the non VA malpractice stats.

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I have and never expected the VA to be perfect along with the Govt, we just want good folks to give an honest effort to take care of us!!!

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Ain't that the truth berta,

I'm sure the VA has a way of wesseling themself out of malpractice suites for the lay veterans!

just my opinion here , I think the VA should compensate those veterans that died & send out letters to the family's... because of all of this that has happen its a crying shame & not getting the proper health care the VA promises the VA should be liable for that.

I am very cautious when I go tot he VA for healthcare its getting to where I worry what they may do/MISS DX get meds all mixed up wrong veteran with the wrong Dr ect,,ect,,, ... so many idiots running around there its getting ridiculous!

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