VA Prostate Cancer Program Fined by US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Last week the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission imposed a fine against the Department of Veteran Affairs for violating federal radioactive material regulations at some of its prostate cancer treatment programs.

The investigation into the VA prostate cancer programs started in Philadelphia where 97 of 114 patients received the incorrect doses of radiation between February 2002 and June 2008.

The VA has thirty days to accept or to challenge the fine.

Cancer patients are faced with a potentially fatal disease that requires proper diagnose and treatment to maximize their chances of survival.  If your cancer was incorrectly diagnosed or if you were provided the incorrect doses of radiation to treat your cancer and you suffered a physical injury as a result then you may be entitled to damages.  Contact a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer for more information.