Veteran’s Affair Medical Center in Philadelphia — Failed Prostate Procedures

The NYTIMES reported over the weekend, that a Veteran’s Affair Medical Center, located in Philadelphia, PA, had a “rogue cancer unit … that operated with virtually no outside scrutiny and botched 92 of 116 cancer treatments over a span of more than six years – and then kept quiet about it.”

According to a Government investigation, the cancer unit’s failed prostate treatments, ended up “landing in the patient’s healthy bladder, not the prostate” resulting in adverse radiation treatment, causing patients severe bowel pain, exacerbation of prostate problems, and other life-threatening health complications.

Furthermore, the Veteran’s hospital failed to insure proper safety measures, to recognize such failed prostate implants. According to the article, the cancer unit’s “team continued implants for a year even though the equipment that measured whether patients received the proper radiation dose was broken … the radiation safety committee at the Veterans Affairs hospital knew of this problem but took no action, records show.”

If you or someone you know received prostate cancer treatment and implants at the Veteran’s Affair Medical Center, in Philadelphia, PA., and were the victim of an improper or failed prostate implant, please contact our law-firm immediately for a free consultation.