Death linked to work of impaired VA pathologist at Arkansas hospital

Posted: June 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: June 19, 2018 at 2:47 p.m.

Darrell Darner (second from left), a retired sergeant major, listens Monday during a news conference at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks where it was announced almost 20,000 cases are being reviewed for a possible misdiagnosis by a hospital pathologist in Fayetteville. Darner was found to be one of the cases misdiagnosed three years ago and is having to have reconstructive surgery on his nose.

At least one death resulted from a missed diagnosis by a veterans hospital pathologist who worked while impaired, according to the first findings in a review of almost 20,000 cases, announced Monday by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administrators and members of the Arkansas congressional delegation.

Pathology review

Veterans and family members with questions about the pathology review at the Veterans Healthcare Center of the Ozarks can call a hot line at (866) 388-5428 and locally at (479) 582-7995.

Dr. Margie Scott (center) of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and Kelvin L. Parks, interim medical director at the Veterans Health Care...

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