Patients Sue VA Over Exposure

Post date: Mar 11, 2011 10:59:15 PM

Week of March 07, 2011

Four patients of the VA Tennessee Health Care System in Murfreesboro, Tennessee have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee seeking millions in lawsuits against the government and alleging medical malpractice, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress, among other claims. Similar complaints are under way in Florida and Georgia. VA patients in those three states were exposed to potentially fatal infections during colonoscopies performed between 2003 and 2008 due to mistakes with rigging or cleaning endoscopic equipment. Updates on the actual incidents are available on the VA website.

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