Unqualified VA doctors performed 25,000 TBI exams

By AJ Lagoe and Steven Eckert: The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to contact nearly 25,000 veterans nationwide to say they’re entitled to new exams for traumatic brain injuries, known as TBI’s.  That’s the latest development in a KARE 11 News investigation that revealed the VA had been using doctors who, by its own policy, were not qualified to diagnosis TBI’s. Officials say VA Secretary Robert McDonald has decided to grant what’s called “equitable relief” to all of the veterans affected by the improper exams.  According to David McLenachen, the VA’s Deputy Undersecretary for Disability Assistance, the decision means that veterans who were improperly denied could be eligible for retroactive TBI benefits.  Read more here:  http://www.kare11.com/news/investigations/kare-11-investigates-unqualified-va-doctors-performed-25000-tbi-exams/171186108