Continued VA medical malpractice:
- In the past months, a former VA pathologist was charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three
veteran patients and is alleged to have botched diagnosis in 3,000 cases, a former nurse has been
charged with stealing pain medication from veterans, a VA staff member has been accused of sexual assaults and another former staff member is a person of interest in multiple veteran homicides , among others.
- “VA removes people who willfully cause harm in patient care,” Lieberman said. The Department of Veterans Affairs is “severely” short of nurses, psychiatrists, police and human resources staff.
- A new bipartisan bill introduced into the House last week hopes to address some of those issues with HR staff — reforming hiring practices.
- Human resources management hires are the top non-medical staff shortage at VA, followed by police.