"Impaired" Pathologist Misdiagnosed Patients at VA Hospital, Fayetteville, AR

By: Frank H. Bailey, Founder/Senior Partner

A pathologist at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville was recently fired after an investigation revealed the pathologist worked while “impaired” and misdiagnosed patients. At least one death has resulted from the misdiagnoses, and nearly 20,000 local veterans are also at risk.

Thirty pathologists from around the state and region have volunteered to review the impaired pathologist’s cases dating back to 2005, including 5,250 cases involving patients who are now deceased. The pathologist was suspended in 2016 for working while impaired, and he completed a recovery program before resuming his work. Administrators reviewed his records for the previous year, and no problems were found. Upon review of the pathologist’s 900 cases since returning to work, 7 missed diagnoses have been discovered.

If you or someone you know may have been misdiagnosed at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, please seek medical help as soon as possible. Then consider contacting an attorney so you can get the legal help that you deserve. At Bailey & Oliver Law Firm we have years of experience litigating complex cases and representing clients who have suffered from personal injuries. With our representation, you can rest assured we will go the extra mile to provide you the legal help you deserve. Our office is located just West of Exit 81 off I-49 at 3606 W. Southern Hills Blvd., Rogers, Arkansas.  Stop by our office or give us a call at 479-202-5200.

We serve Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, Lowell, Bella Vista, Centerton, Decatur, Highfill, Cave Springs, Gravette, Pea Ridge, Fayetteville, Huntsville, Berryville, Eureka Springs and all of Arkansas.

 

The Veterans Healthcare Center of the Ozarks has an informational hotline available for concerned veterans and their loved ones at (866) 388-5428, or locally at (479) 582-7995