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Incorrect Diagnoses Affects Veterans

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The Center of Veteran’s Affairs health centers have been undergoing serious and potentially fatal procedures.  Hundreds of veterans have not been receiving adequate care, and consequently, are suffering. 

There have been a series of cases pertaining to delayed medical attention and improper diagnosis.  Also, there is evidence showing many have received an incorrect dosage of drugs and have been exposed to other medical errors, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act.

One patient was given a potentially lethal dosage of Heparin for several hours longer than needed after complaining of chest pains. 

There has been talk of implementing health information technology programs that will avert medical mistakes.  Out newly elected President supports this program, yet, in the meantime, there will still be mistakes. 

Medical errors are serious and life-threatening.  Your life is not something you can take a chance with the wrong prescription or delayed medical attention.  If you, or someone you love has undergone an experience like this one, it is important you contact a Stevens Point personal injury attorney at 800-242-2874 to discuss your options.