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Congressmen Act to Prevent Veterans’ Injuries Resulting from VA Medical Malpractice

Two United States Congressmen have recently re-introduced legislation aimed at hedging against VA medical malpractice. Amongst the call for more stringent background checks of doctors and staff, the bill requires applying physicians to disclose all prior medical malpractice allegations. Call for this legislation originated over a year ago when it was discovered some Illinois veterans received substandard care in an Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Hospital which ultimately resulted in their wrongful death. To read more about this Department of Veteran Affairs medical malpractice story, click here.