The awful care at America’s VA hospitals has been in the news for almost a year. Are changes coming for Stroke Hospitals?
In April, 2014, 40 U.S. veterans died while waiting for medical care at a Phoenix, Arizona VA hospital. The news shocked the American public. The news shined a spotlight on our VA hospitals. Our veterans were dying while waiting for care.
Stroke Hospitals Vets Suffer Poor Care
The Hampton VA Medical Center, was deficient in four out of nine key areas of ischemic stroke care. The hospital was not properly assessing, screening veterans suffering strokes.
Stroke Hospitals Plans for Better Vet Care
The director of Hampton VA Medical Center, Michael Dunfee, submitted a response. Mr. Dunfee plans to correct all problematic areas of concern for stroke diagnosis and screening & treatment.
The US Inspector General approved Hampton VA Medical Center’s “Veteran X” program. Veteran X includes a peer-to-peer recovery group. It was selected among 3,500 other entries as an innovative program. The program is being considered for nationwide implementation.
Cory Rosenbaum says that “the shortcomings uncovered at Hampton VA Medical Center exist at other stroke hospitals. They are not just a VA problem. Hospitals make stroke victims wait. The should treat immediately. Doctors across the US fail to identify stroke symptoms.”
As a Long Island New York stroke attorneys, Cory Rosenbaum & Robert Fader speak with many people who have suffered severe injuries due to stroke misdiagnosis. They speak with many people who had to wait for treatment of their strokes.
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