A Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta has fallen under the microscope following several reported incidents of medical malpractice and mismanagement.
— An unusual pattern of suicide, ill treatment, medical malpractice and deaths in an Atlanta VA Medical Center has prompted a U.S. Senate hearing in Georgia in early August.
There have been a number of reported incidents at the Atlanta Medical Center, adding to a string of mismanagement and malpractice claims which have taken place across Veteran Affairs facilities Nationwide. The rising number of reported incidents have prompted growing concern over the largest integrated health care system in the US, employing of 300,000 staff.
Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, will chair a U.S. Senate hearing to investigate a series of patient deaths and other problems at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The hearing will take place on August 7 at the Georgia State University Student Center. VA Undersecretary for Health Robert Petzel and Leslie Wiggins, Director of the Atlanta VA Medical Center are scheduled to testify.
The hearing is the result of a series of recent investigations into allegations of mismanagement surrounding several incidents at the Atlanta VA Medical Center including two suicides, security issues and bad patient monitoring.
Rawls McNelis + Mitchell has reviewed a number of cases from this facility, several of which have been quite troubling. It is the firm's hope that Senator Isakson can uncover the problems at the Atlanta VAMC and, hopefully, improve the quality of care being administered to the veterans and their families.
Rawls McNelis + Mitchell is a health care law firm focused on cases involving complex medical issues including: Medical Malpractice Defense, VA and Military Medical Malpractice, and Vaccination Injury. The VA and Military Medical Malpractice Group of Rawls McNelis + Mitchell helps veterans, service members and their families deal with the medical malpractice cases that sometimes occur within the VA healthcare system.
Since many of the firm’s lawyers are veterans themselves, they are uniquely suited to understanding the challenges veterans and service members face when it comes to dealing with medical malpractice situations within the Veterans Administration.
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