US Senator Duckworth, veterans meet over Illinois VA involved in radiology misreads

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and congressional candidate Brendan Kelly joined dozens of veterans in Marion, Illinois, on Tuesday for a roundtable to discuss ongoing concerns raised by radiologists at the Marion VA Medical Center, ABC 3 reported.

Among the concerns were misread and rushed radiology scans at the facility reported in July by a Marion VA radiologist. Duckworth said the radiologist declined to settle due to concerns for veterans and pressure she put on the department, which led to a full investigation by the Office of General Counsel.

"The VA headquarters recommended a settlement just to get the doctor to shut up," Duckworth said to ABC.

Previous reports found those who were affected by the misread scans were notified and Marion VA Medical Center radiologists were working to improve.

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