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Veterans Complain About Care At Memphis VA Center

Veterans Complain About Care At Memphis VA Center

CREATED May 28, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Dozens of veterans are complaining about the Memphis VA Medical Center.

The Commercial Appeal reported the complaints were voiced Tuesday during a town hall meeting organized by state Rep. G.A. Hardaway and attended by about 60 veterans and their family members.

The meeting comes after a report last year by the inspector general's office, which found three patients died at the hospital due to inadequate care. Last week, Tennessee's two U.S. senators requested an update on changes at the facility.

At the meeting, Vietnam veteran Randy Wade asked how many were dissatisfied with the care at the center, and nearly everyone stood. Those in wheelchairs raised their hands.

Veterans' complaints were videoed and Hardaway said the recording would be sent to federal authorities. Hardaway said he hopes the complaints spur action.

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