VA Hospital Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After Botched Procedure

A Marine Corps veteran has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an Indianapolis VA hospital after a botched medical procedure.
According to court documents, the treatment he received at the Richard Roudebush Urology Clinic left him with such severe and permanent injuries, he has been advised to undergo a procedure placing a catheter through his abdomen to drain his bladder. Indiana Public Media reports that “Dr. Nick Wei-En Liu inappropriately jabbed an inspection tool into Yeary’s urethra after he was administered only a small amount of local anesthesia. Yeary says he was left alone in his hospital room in pain, bleeding, and the following day his doctor admitted he forgot to prescribe Yeary any painkillers. A month later, Yeary underwent surgery at the same clinic and was promised Dr. Liu would not operate on him. But Yeary awoke from his procedure to see Dr. Liu, and says he caused him new injuries by puncturing his prostate.” This new VA Hospital malpractice lawsuit comes in the wake of withering criticism of the Veterans’ Administration’s handling of the medical care of veterans. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for the resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.