This petition is now closed.
A VA dentist
in Tomah, Wisconsin potentially infected 592 veterans with Hepatitis B,
Hepatitis C, and HIV by reusing his own equipment instead of the tools provided
by the VA.
who has not yet been publicly named, was trained by the VA and knew how to use
the correct sterile equipment. He has not been fired, merely reassigned to an
To Veterans Affairs:
Anyone who knowingly puts patients at risk for deadly and incurable diseases in unfit to serve in a health care organization.
It is bad enough that this person misused equipment for a year before being reported, but it is insulting that such blatant disregard for human life does not result in immediate dismissal.
Transferring the dentist to a desk job is an insult to the victims, to veterans, and to the taxpayers who continue to pay this person’s salary. We call for this person's immediate termination.