Vet Gets His Leg Cut Off Because Veteran Affairs Made Administrative Errors: Report

Improper management at the Department of Veterans Affairs office in Indianapolis led to one man having a below-the-knee amputation, federal officials said … The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said that management at the office directed social workers to stop entering home health care consults into a computerized patient record system …The decision was coupled without properly implementing a change. The visits weren’t properly logged … “As a direct result, one veteran had to have his leg amputated after he was not provided timely wound care,” the Office of Special Counsel stated in a press release read more