- Associated Press - Sunday, May 25, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign after a Florida newspaper reported that a veteran died of bladder cancer that was misdiagnosed at a VA hospital.

In a statement Sunday, Scott said Horace J. Lalley’s case at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines illustrates problems experienced by veterans nationwide. The Tampa Bay Times published an account of Lalley’s case on Friday. A spokesman for the facility told the newspaper (https://bit.ly/1p4sQ0j ) that hospital officials would review Lalley’s case.

According to Scott’s statement, the center turned away state hospital inspectors last month after Scott ordered state inspections of VA hospitals in Florida.

Scott said the resignation of Shinseki would be “just the beginning of much-needed reforms.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide