Reporter, Whistleblower Recall Problems That Plagued Phoenix VA

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:20pm
Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:33pm

A civil trial is getting underway this morning in a case accusing the Phoenix VA of medical malpractice.

It involves an Army veteran who went a year between getting a prostate exam and being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

We’ll talk about this case in a moment, but first, a reminder of the problems that plagued the Phoenix VA and veterans’ health care across the country. Dennis Wagner broke the story of the Phoenix VA scandal. He’s a reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.

One of the key reasons the problems at the Phoenix VA became known was because of the whistleblowing of Dr. Sam Foote, who was a physician there.

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