Doctors Suspended for Mishandling PTSD Testing

Madigan Army Medical Center is under intense scrutiny after reports of doctors mishandling PTSD tests have surfaced. Photo by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

According to the Seattle Times, Madigan Army Medical Center has launched an investigation and suspended two physicians after reports that they could have mishandled testing for post-traumatic stress disorder.

One of the doctors was suspended after he made “controversial remarks” about the cost of disability benefits Veterans receive when they are diagnosed with PTSD.

Amy Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho has stepped in and reassigned 12 potential victims who feel their claims of PTSD were not handled accurately to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for reevaluations.

Murray told the Seattle Times, “I am deeply concerned about the things that I am hearing. Their [the doctor’s] job is only one thing — to determine whether or not the patient has PTSD. And it’s Congress’ job to make sure we have the resources to compensate them.”

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