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Following concerns over a Georgia VA hospital sterilization procedures for reusable medical devices, approximately 4,000 patients are urged to test for several blood-borne viruses.

The hospital in question is Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. Veterans are being advised to test for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C after discovering that the durable medical equipment used during the VA hospital’s procedures “may not have received all the necessary steps for complete and safe reprocessing.”

Since there are concerns about the sterilization process for reusable medical devices, the medical center will halt all medical procedures and operations between Jan. 12-14.

Thousands of Veterans At Risk

Patients who had optometry, dentistry, urology, endoscopy, podiatry, or surgical procedure between Jan. 3-27 are urged to be tested immediately.

VA Health Care System Director Manuel Davila said they conducted an internal inspection. In that inspection, they discovered the steps required to ensure complete sterilization of medical tools might not have been followed consistently.

However, officials claim that the risk of an “infectious disease is very low.”

If a patient tests positive for infectious disease due to the hospital’s negligence, the VA will provide medical treatment and test the veterans’ families and caregivers.

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James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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VA Hospital Puts Thousands of Veterans At Risk From Improperly Cleaned Equipment

Following concerns over a Georgia VA hospital sterilization procedures for reusable medical devices, approximately 4,000 patients are urged to test for several blood-borne viruses.

The hospital in question is Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. Veterans are being advised to test for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C after discovering that the durable medical equipment used during the VA hospital’s procedures “may not have received all the necessary steps for complete and safe reprocessing.”

Since there are concerns about the sterilization process for reusable medical devices, the medical center will halt all medical procedures and operations between Jan. 12-14.

Thousands of Veterans At Risk

Patients who had optometry, dentistry, urology, endoscopy, podiatry, or surgical procedure between Jan. 3-27 are urged to be tested immediately.

VA Health Care System Director Manuel Davila said they conducted an internal inspection. In that inspection, they discovered the steps required to ensure complete sterilization of medical tools might not have been followed consistently.

However, officials claim that the risk of an “infectious disease is very low.”

If a patient tests positive for infectious disease due to the hospital’s negligence, the VA will provide medical treatment and test the veterans’ families and caregivers.

VA Disability Rating Support

If you or anyone you know served in the military, you may need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation. Contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.

Have a question? On the fence? Then contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.

Get The Benefits You Deserve

contact one of our consultants today for a free evaluation of your VA claim

learn more
James Cooper
James Cooper
James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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