Veteran Sues VA

One of the 24,000 veterans who received faulty TBI examinations from VA for their disability compensation claims is suing the agency.

Veteran Rick Brody, a decorated Army officer reportedly filed suit over a faulty TBI examination conducted by a psychology intern. The intern said there was no TBI. One senior neurologist looked over the intern’s work and concluded the opposite.

Dr. David Brody, a professor and neurologist, said:

“I’m as sure as I need to be. I mean, his history of traumatic brain injury and signs and symptoms and all the collateral sources information is as good as anybody that we have.”

VETERAN SUES VA

For Radford, he wants to be whole again after his TBI. According to NBC 5 On Your Side, Radford is taking it to the next level:

“I want to be whole. I want to be where I was before,” he said.

He’s unable to work, fighting daily to regain some of his former self.

“I can hurt for myself, but to know that this has happened to other people, it’s very disheartening,” he said.

Radford is suing the VA system alleging, among other things, medical negligence and malpractice.

The VA had no comment, citing the pending lawsuit and patient privacy.

This story is an extension from the work we did here with KARE 11 News to expose the fact that Minneapolis VA was using unqualified doctors to assess veterans for TBI disabilities. One of my clients was “patient zero” for unraveling the scandal here.

It took over a year to fully expose, but in the end, VA acknowledged 24,000 veterans’ claims were implicated in the scandal. Secretary Bob McDonald made a decision under equitable relief to allow all veterans impacted to receive new exams if the veteran wants. It was the biggest scandal of the decade.

Veterans who received faulty diagnosis by VA clinicians for their traumatic brain injury may have grounds to file suit and should do so immediately.

In many states, you only have two years from the date you had knowledge of the wrongdoing to file an SF-95 claim against the agency to initiate a tort claim.

Get the show on the road; it would be great to see VA pay a bigger price for the harm caused by allowing unqualified doctors to assess TBI.

Source: http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/5-on-your-side/vet-sues-va-claims-interns-made-medical-decisions-1/298641994

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

I agree 100%, every veteran should file suit.
As a matter of fact, all 24,000+ should file suit. That will/would bring VA’s egregious acts against veterans out nationwide!
It could also bring attention to other malpractice VA is known for, ie: not checking for any thing other than cholesterol and high sugar levels. When having blood work done. Even when the veteran has other health concerns!

namnibor
Don’t forget about the urine drug testing. Even if you have an Urological Disease, the VA will only test the urine for drugs, never mind the Urological System Disorder. I learned this when the VA gave me a chronic case of C-DIFF and MRSA. Had many so-called ‘follow-ups’ and each and every time the VA’s Lab *never* even tested for presence of aforementioned in blood or urine, the VA was more concerned about testing urine/blood for recreational drug use. Screw… Read more »
Anna Chacko
Check on what happened to former VA neurologist Robert Van Boven when he blew the whistle on the millions of dollars designated for Brain Imaging research in Waco TX were diverted to pay an allegedly favored contractor for something else. Not one iota of the money went to TBI, not one veteran was seen at the Waco facility, ultimately the money was reported to have been transferred to Ft. Hood. Van Boven was hounded from pillar to post. The Chief… Read more »
Cantigny
Cantigny
count me in as one whose VA doc was supposed to check on liver stats due to injections to slow neuro spine disease. when looking at blood test copies we see “drug tests”, not live function stats tests. and not just for meds VA rx’d. happened more than once and at diff VA’s too. what would VA do if those tests had been pos for street drugs or drugs not on my rx list? yeah, that’s right, i suspect calling… Read more »
Slade Fuqua
VA is contracting the blood work… and the blood testing is just to create busy worker for phlebotomist. Labcorp was suing last year over contracts for blood testing… it’s big money. LIke 55 dollars an hour for home health care. It is just a cash cow for these people… and I would bet the ownership of these testing labs is connected to federal and VA employees some how. They waste money on gov contracts and fighting veterans over benefits. Seems… Read more »
Lem
Lem

And nobody minds the store when the contributions are big enough to the right politician.

James
The VA has become so corrupt. The regional office is shreading. Misplacing and just ignoring veterans claims. Thus I’d done on purpose and the lawyer’s and higher management are denying the claims and deverting the veterans funds into their own secret bank accounts. They found a box full of these veterans. With the proof and at least 3 lawyer’s were caught. It’s so easy for these people like Diana rubins and Graves to contribute to the scheme. The deny the… Read more »
James

Ben. I’m one of these veterans. With this TBI. I have no clue how to file suit

What do veterans like me. Have to do. Have to know. Joe do we find help

I just obtained all my mri record’s

James

Joe do we find HELP

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dolphus collins collins
Now im 63 years old and im a disabled vet. My last kid is 15, he stay with me and also disabled. The umc hospital messed up two surgeries on him and get paid a dime. The city police made me messed up my last car. For over 30 years the va and bva been messing over my case. Every time i when the case the va and bva will root back. They even pay a private lawyer on last… Read more »
Lem
Lem

I’ve also filed a SF95 alleging years of miss diagnosis. Fortunately we don’t have to prove maleficence, just we were worse off for the treatment. In this case financially from loss of income also.

I like having the full drug testing. Now a physician looking at me coming in from the street homeless can’t automatically enter a diagnosis of substance abuse because of my appearance as happened at the San Diego, VA.

Lem
Lem
Also I took the hurt for others to DC from 1995 to 2003. The VA sent me to my home of record, Japan instead of my temporary address DC for exams that couldn’t be done for TBI because there were no English speaking care givers qualified to give the Exams. The VA wouldn’t send me to Tripler or give me the exams when I was temporarily in the States. Told me to pay my own way and then wanted me… Read more »
Lem
Lem

And because of that I wasn’t treated for the partial and complex partial seizures that were causing my unemployability until 2015 the date I can finally prove I wasn’t being treated for the condition I had diagnosed 25 years earlier because some disagreed with the diagnosis in spite of abnormal epileptiform EEGs in my medical record.

91Veteran
91Veteran
I am happy to see there is someone with the ability to follow through and file a lawsuit, unfortunately, no matter what the outcome, the VA will treat this as only affecting this single veteran, and will still try minimize the other 23,999. I really wish KARE11 would have the ability to follow through on this particular story because there are huge problems with it that are not being addressed. Why the hell is a psych intern conducting an exam… Read more »
namnibor

The VA only admitted to using such unqualified personnel 24,000 times, a nice even number, which tells me it’s more likely than not, more around 96,000 times or more interns, LPN/RN/CPN’s were used or Residents in first few years of Psych or M.D. or glanced at a Power Point Presentation on Neurology…whatever was the cheapest, made people wait, deny….

91Veteran
91Veteran
I agree, it’s likely much higher. I just have a hard time wrapping my head around the thinking it takes to believe having an intern do this kind of evaluation is OK. I mean, why not have the admin clerk fill in for that open heart surgery next Tuesday? Or the librarian perform that amputation that resulted from the surgery that veteran had by the security guard. Or have that patient advocate treat that festering, infected wound that just won’t… Read more »
James
Bob McDonald. Had done nothing for the veterans. He lied one veteran at a time. The time I needed him. He abandoned me like a hot potato. He had his employee send the packet I sent him that proved the VA was lieing about me being disruptive right back to the people hurting me. His employee Stephanie told me twice. That the employee Who reported me as being disruptive Does not work for the VA anymore and when I told… Read more »
namnibor
@91Veteran- “…WTF is wrong with these people that cannot understand unqualified is unqualified? I think Ron Nessler posted on VA is Lying something about McDonald saying he was ungrateful for what McDonald has done for veterans. That ignorant bastard McDonald needs to take a few minutes and investigate why veterans might be unhappy with being treated like dogshit.” They do not get it because those with ‘God Syndrome’ usually are at the very top exit point of the dogshit machine… Read more »
namnibor

Don’t forget to have the VA brain surgery by groundskeeper that has narcolepsy.

Cantigny
Cantigny
@91Veteran & @namnbor & others: >>I agree, it’s likely much higher. I just have a hard time wrapping my head around the thinking it takes to believe having an intern do this kind of evaluation is OK agree! yet the VA so called board certified specialists do the same mis-diagnosis and medical deflection tactics at most VA’s to all kinds of veteran patients. so i’m not surprised VA did this to TBI veterans. Korean and Vietnam veterans know this tactic… Read more »
James
Nope. The regional office is telling veterans claim denied and there were at least 3 lawyer’s caught. They tell the veterans your record’s were lost. Distroyed and then authorize the disability and send the money to a secret accounts. They found s box full in the directors suite. With evidence of the checks. Whistle blower was fired for finding veterans record’s were being stored without action and then sent letters to veterans 10 year’s later thanking them for applying for… Read more »
redturtle984
redturtle984

The real story is that this is just another in a list that stretches back decades and generations of veterans and has touched hundreds of thousands. The story is that there is no end in sighht. Generations more will suffer if VA continues.

VA SCREWS ME DAILY
VA SCREWS ME DAILY

Ben who is representing this veteran in his suit vs. VA?

Anna – what specifically did they do to Van Boven????

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Hey Crazy Elf, Naminbor, all One of those VA Friday Releases type of articles. Imagine the nightmare of being a disabled Amy Ranger Veteran. When your overbearing mother works for the VA and makes it a mission to control every aspect of your life. Being controlled by a family member employed by the VA in a position of power so powerful that they can override the VA’s own decision that you are competent to manage your own affairs. How sick… Read more »
namnibor
THAT is messed-up, See, I KNEW the VA Fiduciary Program, specifically out of Indianapolis, has been blatantly appointing individuals that have even been convicted of THEFT. That whole story of Patterson is so messed-up, yet he is but one of many being financially taken advantage of by such appointed VA Fiduciaries. This has been ongoing for a while and was wondering when a story would finally break-out. Thanks for sharing that Seymore Klearly. The VA Meat Grinder’s Friday Special, served… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf

How about, “Revenge is best served cold!”

I can’t hardly wait for the boom to fall on VA!

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Seymore,
That fiduciary and both of his parents should be sitting in prison.
Question, what the hell was that judge thinking.
He served a tour in Afghanistan AFTER he was struck by lighting. Evidently his mind was working perfectly to go back to war. Yet, wasn’t good enough to take care of himself – asswipe parents!
I hope he brings criminal charges against them. He definitely has cause!!!!!

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
@Cantigny, 91Veteran, Seymore, namnibor and others! I agree. A majority of “so-called” healthcare professionals and others, (those below the directors), at VA are as brain dead as those which are elected and/or appointed. Or, Maybe that’s what they want us to believe! What IF, this is only a “scam” on their part? What IF, this is what they want us to believe? What IF, this is their way to garner as much of the taxpayers monies as possible, then skip… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Hey Elf, That reminds me of the September 10th, 2001 news conference by then recently appointed Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Announce that a Pentagon audit, ordered by Undersecretary Dov Zakheim and conducted by a Halliburton subsidiary, had discovered that the Defense Department can no longer account for $2.3 trillion in past transactions. “Transactions that occurred during the Clinton Administration.” Of course the story kind of got lost in the news within 24 hours. Because 19 individuals all from countries… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
A good article on the $6 Billion that disappeared under Hillary Clinton is: “State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report”, by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon, April 4, 2014 “http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/4/state-dept-misplaced-6b-under-hillary-clinton-ig-r/” Unfortunately also missing is the State Department IG report. A former link to the report leads to the IG website which post the following message. Page not found The requested page could not be found. “https://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/224580.pdf” A quote from the article: “The State Department misplaced and lost… Read more »
James

That money is probably in the middle east. Weapons so they can kill each other and then us.

We. Gave them all the weapons. They day it us cheaper to leave them behind. Than to transport them home.

Were in big trouble

91Veteran
91Veteran

If you search on just the document number, 224580 dot pdf, you can download it from other sites.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Hey Elf, That reminds me of the September 10th, 2001 news conference by then recently appointed Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Announce that a Pentagon audit, ordered by Undersecretary Dov Zakheim and conducted by a Halliburton subsidiary, had discovered that the Defense Department can no longer account for $2.3 trillion in past transactions. “Transactions that occurred during the Clinton Administration.” Of course the story kind of got lost in the news within 24 hours. Because 19 individuals all from countries… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Also Elf, With the “DOD’s “misplaced or lost” $6 TRILLION!”. Ash Carter Secretary of Defense who is ultimately responsible. Hasn’t held any press confesses since he held the tranny ball at the pentagon. Where he was photographed grinning from ear to ear while surrounded by service members who are trannies dressed up as there new gender of choice. I guess the missing $6 Trillion isn’t as important as spending time with his trannies. Source: with photo. “Transgender Service Members Discuss… Read more »
namnibor

Bug out bag is always ready and vehicle fueled.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Seymore and namnibor.
I read an article this morning about a movie, titled: “War Dogs”
It’s supposed to be a comedy/drama based on a true story.
The two main characters, ‘drug users and wise-guys’, are ‘legal gun runners’ to the Middle East. Only the ‘not so funny part’ is they have “multi million dollar contracts” with the U.S.!
According to the article, they weren’t satisfied with having made something like $300 million!

“GREEDY LITTLE BASTURDS!”

namnibor
@crazyelf- That movie will only touch the tip of the huge turd called ‘War Profiteers’ and DoD Contracts, to include formerly known as “Black Water” (private mercenaries/USA), and all the contractors at the very first full half of these wars were shipping shoddy flak vests, helmets, armored vehicles, you name it…at the expense of our Active Duty Military’s LIVES. I am also betting this movie “War Dogs” will NOT even mention Depleted Uranium/Spent Shells, or the BURN PITS. I will… Read more »
namnibor
Tonight’s ’60 Minutes’ documents how for a few years the U.S. Gov. purchased surgical gowns and protective equipment that a solid 77% of that equipment did NOT prevent blood pass-through for protection and this is a multi hundred million+ scandal that the DOJ is “looking into” because many of those surgical supplies went for CDC and to areas actively working on EBLOLA and HIV and all the Hep’s and other things and yes, the name of the well-known company is….KIMBERY-CLARK.… Read more »
redturtle984
redturtle984
The lawsuit will net him very little if historical and wildly innacurate anecdotal Perry Mason legal facts prevail. This man suing the government is doing so (as our honored host eluded to in the time limits) only because the Federal Government essentially is giving him permission to do so. There are a few tested ways to go about this but my point is that when you or I sue a non VA doctor for this outrageous molestation like this man… Read more »
James
Speaking about the Nazi. Tatic watch on you tube Edwin h Crosby the third a Vietnam veteran fighting the VA. He explains how the Nazi used to tattoo numbers on the jews He shows now our military and VA have issued numbers or codes that they put on our dd 214. The code us sent to DAV etc and to major companies. Warning them not to hire The VA uses these codes to deny veterans their disabilities Ben Should contact… Read more »
Slade Fuqua
I posted on here a couple of weeks ago. Last year after I became so fed up with VA in Houston I created an e-mail account. [email protected], in hopes of gathering up numbers to strengthen our pleas for help. After many posts across the internet, and after creating VAsucks channel on Youtube, (non-funded, meaning I don’t sell ads, or ask for donations) I have received not one contact. If we cannot come together we will never get help, because no… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf

And people were duped into believing the Nazi’s lost WWII!
They just changed geographical time zones!

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Just a heads up to anyone who is receiving Veterans Benefits. With escalating number of articles on hacks and leaks of Veterans information it is important to understand there are people out there that are targeting Veterans. Here is one new scam just discovered in Texas and likely to continue all over the country. From a news article titled: “New veteran affairs scam surfaces in Central Texas”, By Brandon Marshall at 10 KWTX, Posted: Sun 12:44 PM, Aug 21, 2016… Read more »
js03
Bogus C&P exams happen all the time. The real truth is that these examiners might be qualified to do the exams (probably not opinions though) but they dont take the time to properly do the C&P examination properly. I went to 2 exams, it was obvious that the examiner didnt even review my current VAMC records. Facts that were documented by 9 MD’s, to include specialists, were completely ignored as if they did not exist in the VA Form that… Read more »
Lem
Lem
I agree. I have a left thumb ankyloses that won’t permit the tip within 2 inches of the center line but because of the way the surgeon repaired the joint I can close it to the index finger’s first phalange. It has never been properly measured and compensated for loss of movement because the instruments to do so have never been employed. A chief of psychiatry negated a diagnosis of PTSD because “numbing” was not stated in the C&P examiner’s… Read more »
James Gallegos
It’s a racket and they do it on purpose. Hoping you will give up. A person can be qualified at a100 percent with evidence and the regional office will issue. A 10 or 20 percent Send the veterans a letter if They disagree to furnish note proof. Hoping nice again they will give up. Many. Veterans will not reapply because they sent all the evidence and don’t know they are being lied to. Remember. The employees get bonous money to… Read more »
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