Monday, March 12, 2012

Dayton Ohio Veterans Administration Dental Clinic Has $6.6 Million in Outstanding Malpractice Claims

There are sixteen outstanding claims while six have already been dismissed.

Of the 72 claims, 22 involved the Dayton VA’s dental clinic. The vast majority, if not all, of those 22 dental clinic tort claims appear to be related to an infection control scandal at the clinic which became public in 2011.

That scandal followed revelations that a dentist in the Dayton VA’s dental clinic allegedly failed to change gloves and sterilize dental equipment between patients. That alleged poor infection control potentially put many veterans at risk between 1992 and 2010.

Sixteen of the dental clinic claims are pending, while six have been dismissed. Those 16 claims seek a total of $6.66 million for alleged damages.

More medical malpractice cases could be filed related to the dental clinic scandal. Claimants have two years to file claims from the time they become aware of an injury and learn the cause of the injury, according to the VA.

And. look in the piece the number of medical malpractice claims that have been settled.

To say the least, there needs to be a top to bottom review of this facility.

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