August 6, 2014

Their View | Where were they when needed?

As a congressman, I met with Veterans Affairs officials over troubling reports of unsanitary VA nursing homes in Pennsylvania, including one patient with an open foot wound left unattended so long that maggots were found falling from the lesion. One VA medical center broke federal law by drawing blood samples from veterans for a research project without their consent, and also underwent a scathing investigation to determine how nearly 100 prostate cancer patients were treated with excessively high or low levels of brachytherapy radiation due to a lack of oversight — and no one had been punished.

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