VA Hospital Video Erased
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new head of a veteran’s hospital in North Las Vegas says security video sought for a congressional investigation of the treatment of a blind Navy veteran was deleted.
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Director Isabel Duff told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the video was automatically purged and couldn’t be retrieved.
A VA hospital spokesman didn’t immediately comment Tuesday.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has said his panel was investigating the treatment of 78-year-old Sandra Niccum.
The Review-Journal says Niccum was diabetic and battled a colon disorder before she died Nov. 15 at a hospice.
The investigation began after Niccum’s friend, Dee Redwine, chronicled long waiting room stays without pain medication during Niccum’s evaluation and treatment at the VA center Oct. 22 and Oct. 24.
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