Continued Evidence Points to Major Issues in VA Health care System
As the VA scandal continues to unravel, more evidence has been released
over recent months concerning the systematic problems in the VA health
care system. The issues have proven a common theme in VA facilities throughout
the United States. Contrary to the VA's effort to cover up the manipulation
of data reflecting patient wait times, dedicated whistle blowers at the
VA continue to assist in Congress' effort to reveal and correct deficiencies
in VA health care. Among those VA Whistle blowers who testified before
Congress about the deficiencies in patient care are former Chief of Psychiatry
for the St. Louis VA office, Dr. Jose Mathews.
Dr. Mathews was removed from his position after disclosing that some of
his fellow psychiatrists were cutting their work days short and denying
patients timely access to medical care.
Dr. Mathews is currently represented by Attorney Ariel Solomon of the
Solomon Law Firm, PLLC after filing a
federal whistle blower complaint against the VA health care system.
Los Angeles Times and the
Chicago Tribune are among some of the many news outlets who provided coverage the VA's
retaliation against him and his status as a federal employee whistle blower.
Dr. Mathews told
Fox News that of all problems that existed at the VA for federal employees and
federal whistle blowers, the thing that left the greatest impression was
the “extremely low sense of caring for the patient.” U.S.
Senator, Roy Blunt (R-MO) echoed Dr. Mathews' concerns in a recent
statement issued by his office; where he patently stated that the malfeasance
disclosed by Dr. Mathews is "absolutely unacceptable.” He reiterated
his Office's dedication to supporting veterans and veteran health
care for his constituents.
Are you a whistle blower who was retaliated against?
If you are retaliated against for your whistle blowing activities against
the federal government is best to contact a federal employment attorney
familiar with the whistle blower protection enhancement act. For immediate
Ariel E. Solomon is available for legal consultations to evaluate your case.