Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks Fires Pathologist

By: Frank H. Bailey, Founding Partner

A pathologist at the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville was fired after an investigation revealed the pathologist worked while “impaired” and misdiagnosed patients.

Pathologists from around the state and region have volunteered to review the “impaired” pathologist’s cases dating back to 2005, including 5,250 cases involving patients who are now deceased. Reviewing the pathologist’s cases will take months, but 7 missed diagnoses have already been discovered and at least one death has resulted from the misdiagnoses. Nearly20,000 local veterans are at risk, and will receive notice via mail regarding their legal options and new medical information. The pathologist’s failures are far-reaching, with a veteran in Springfield, MO already receiving a letter from the V.A. hospital in Fayetteville regarding what may be a missed cancer diagnosis. 

If you or someone you know may have been misdiagnosed at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, please seek medical help as soon as possible. Then consider contacting an attorney so you can get the legal help that you deserve. At Bailey & Oliver Law Firm we have years of experience litigating complex cases and representing clients who have suffered from personal injuries. With our representation, you can rest assured we will go the extra mile to provide you the legal help you deserve. Our office is located just West of Exit 81 off I-49 at 3606 W. Southern Hills Blvd., Rogers, Arkansas.  Stop by our office or give us a call at 479-202-5200.

We serve Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, Lowell, Bella Vista, Centerton, Decatur, Highfill, Cave Springs, Gravette, Pea Ridge, Fayetteville, Huntsville, Berryville, Eureka Springs and all of Arkansas.

The Veterans Healthcare Center of the Ozarks has an informational hotline available for concerned veterans and their loved ones at (866) 388-5428, or locally at (479) 582-7995