Veterans Affairs Clinic May Come Before House Panel

Frankfort, KY – Associates of a troubled V-A clinic in Marion, Illinois may be asked to testify before the Kentucky House of Representatives' Veterans Affairs Committee. The panel's chairwoman Tanya Pullin says she'll work with others on the committee to extend the request, if there's a demand for it. Some medical services at the clinic have been suspended following an investigation that concluded patients were given substandard care. State Representative Fred Nesler wants Kentucky lawmakers to be out front on the issue because many of his veteran constituents in western Kentucky use the clinic. A medical inspector for the Veterans Administration issued a report last year alleging that nine patients at the Marion Hospital died because of poor care. Another 34 were said to have suffered post-operative complications for the same reason.