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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Memphis VA hospital faces congressional probe after patient deaths


A letter from the committee chairman, Rep. Jeff Miller, to the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday mentions three patients who died in the hospital's emergency room.

A VA inspector general's report released Oct. 23 said one patient was given a medication despite a documented drug allergy and had a fatal reaction.

Another patient was found unresponsive after receiving multiple sedating medications. A third had critically high blood pressure that was not aggressively monitored and experienced bleeding in the brain about five hours after going to the emergency room, the report said.

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