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Can you believe this?

St. Louis, MO—More than 1,800 veterans who underwent dental work at a Missouri VA hospital recently received letters informing them that they have been infected with potentially lethal blood-borne diseases.

John Cochran VA Medical Center sent letters to 1,812 possible victims, notifying them that they may have been wrongfully infected with diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.


Asked by Crissy1213 at 3:05 AM on Jul. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This is so disgusting I don't even know what to say. I suppose I shouldn't be shocked considering it's a government run facility. Everything the government is involved in gets screwed up!

    Answer by MemawBrie at 5:30 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Because we haven't shat on these incredible people enough. *shakes head*

    I am the PROUD daughter of a Vietnam Vet.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:11 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • OMG That is so crazy!!! I can't believe we treat them this way they hospitals such,their offices suck and their employs suck they whole VA system is a horrible disaster. MY dad is also a VET and He deserves the best care since he did fight for our country. I hope this gets changed and the government stops overlooking this problem :(

    Answer by lendales_mommi at 3:15 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Makes me angry! They deserve so much better!

    Answer by crazymom21 at 3:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • That is just horrible :(

    Answer by CherBearCM at 3:23 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • That's awful. :(

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 3:27 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Oh dear God. My FIL is a veteran and I tell you, my heart hurts because this country as whole could give a rats *** about its Veterans.

    This is sickening.

    Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 7:02 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Axsthetrouble,

    Don't blame the rest of us that do care about the Vets for the pi-s poor job the government does taking care of our vets

    My husband is a WW ll vet and he gave up on the VA  60 years ago because he got better care in the private sector.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 10:11 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • My SO got a letter that a lap top was stolen and he could possibly have personal info stolen including his SS number.That was because of negligence and a theif. Theives will concoct schemes normal persons fall for, or are amazed at. The letter of infection these veterens got has NO excuse. Someone forget to sterilize the picks This is incredible. Sign on the dotted line for college education, Va loans, and medical. Go to war, protect your country, risk your life, die of hepatitis from a dirty instrument. Our veterens deserve more, much,mudh more.

    Answer by SEEKEROFSHELLS at 12:32 AM on Jul. 3, 2010