Give Veterans Affairs medical malpractice the attention it deserves
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Medical malpractice is a more common than you think and it not only effects just our Veterans Affairs but you've got to start somewhere. By signing this petition we can raise awareness for misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of any medical condition, illness, or injury. When a doctor's diagnosis error leads to incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment at all, a patient's condition can be made much worse, and they may even die.
This was the case for my father who went to a VA hospital in regards to a bump that appeared on his pinky left toe. He was told it was just a bunion and no tests were done on the bump. He went back after it got bigger and the doctor got mad at him saying he was wasting his time over a bunion. So he continued living his daily life with it assuming it was a bunion and when he finally went to the doctors again they said this ain't a bunion and we don't know what it is. They sent him to 3 other hospital and they had no idea what it was. One hospital even tried to lance it assuming it was a spider bite. The final hospital he went to finally diagnosed it as Stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma which is cancer of soft tissue (such as muscle), connective tissue (such as tendon or cartilage), or bone. In the end this all could have been avoided if proper tests were done on someone who took a vow to defend their country with their life.
On April 4th, 2016 My father died due to the cancer that was misdiagnosed as a bunion. So now i have to go the rest of my life without a father, he won't ever get to see me graduate, get married, or have kids. And that's my reason for starting this petition to stop this from happening to your friends and family whether it's misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of any medical condition, illness, or injury.
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