Additional misdiagnosis found in impaired pathologist review
Aug. 21, 2018
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A hospital spokesperson says an ongoing review has confirmed one additional misdiagnosis by a Veterans Affairs pathologist who officials say was working impaired.
Wanda Shull, spokesperson for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, said Tuesday that internal and external pathologists have now reviewed more than 7,000 of 33,000 total cases which a pathologist oversaw dating back to 2005. Previously, officials had found 7 missed diagnoses in just under 1,000 cases, including a possible death.
Dr. Robert Morris Levy has denied working while impaired.
In a town hall Monday evening, VA officials updated veterans about the status of the investigation. Shull says that pathologists are still prioritizing cases at a high risk for misreads, but officials expect the rate of review to increase for lower priority, less complicated cases.