Veteranclaims’s Blog

August 29, 2012

VA Inspector General Report, Deficient Care at Minneapolis-VA Medical Center, Veteran Commits Suicide

Full article at:Minneapolis VA faulted after Vietnam vet’s suicide

The Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center was “deficient” in its handling of a suicidal Vietnam War veteran who killed himself while under the agency’s care, according to a recent report by the national Veterans Administration office.

Report from the VA Inspector General’s office, “While we cannot say whether implementation of (recommended) measures would have changed the outcome of this case, the facility nonetheless did not adhere to (VA) guidelines on managing this patient at high risk of suicide,” the report said.”


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