With all the stories about the problems with the Veterans Affairs medical centers providing less than stellar care for veterans, people might wonder when the horror stories are going to stop being the focus of the news. Some Kentucky residents might be wondering if the VA centers in the area are affected by the problems. One family says that the Lexington VA Hospital was responsible for making their father's quality of life go downhill.
In January of 2011, the man started having pain while urinating and difficulty urinating. After finally being admitted to the VA hospital, the man was diagnosed with prostate cancer. That diagnosis was incorrect, according to his family. They also say that he was denied a second opinion. His daughter says that a band used to signal a do not resuscitate order was placed on his arm but that he didn't give permission for that.