The troubles at the VA continue to mount.
This time a young Marine who lost his life, had apparently rescheduled a VA appointment.
MINNEAPOLIS — According to official medical records, a former Minnesota Marine apparently contacted the Minneapolis VA from his grave to cancel an existing appointment and reschedule it.
Jordan Buisman’s family believes his medical records were falsified to hide serious delays in patient care at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center.
“It really makes me angry,” says Lisa Riley, Jordan’s mother.
Buisman died on November 26, 2012, after being told he would have to wait almost 70 days to get an appointment for a serious seizure disorder at the neurology clinic at the Minneapolis VA.
VA medical records say that four days after his death, Buisman cancelled his scheduled December appointment and requested a later date.
Earlier this month KARE 11 News reported that two former employees had filed a formal whistleblower complaint with the Veterans Administration’s Office of Inspector General claiming they were instructed to falsify records to make it appear that veterans were cancelling or delaying appointments. They say the practice allowed VA managers to hide long appointment delays.