Family claims poor treatment at VA hospital

Full story: San Bernardino County Sun

Carmelino Filippini served his country in the Army when he was stationed in South Korea.
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cmg

Loma Linda, CA

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#41
Jun 5, 2008
 
People Please wrote:
There is a family out there that has filed a complaint against a facility that they believe did not provide adequate care for their loved one. We can all add our opinions to the condition of this patient or give our medical experience or advice, but ultimately, there is a family who feels something wrong happened. Worst of all, they feel that their loved one was not wanted there. We all have our opinions and experiences, but that does not change or have any effect on how that family felt and even how they feel now.
I just wonder what could have possibly happened to the patient and/or the family to have made the family feel that there loved one was so unwanted. That is absolutely horrible. Have we no feelings or compassion for what they must have gone through or what they are going through now.
Please let us be respectful and consider the feelings of this family who apparently is still grieving so strongly for their loved one.
I understand and I hear what you are saying. From what I understand, the staff went above and beyond what is expected as far as extended visiting hours etc.) I have a friend that said the staff seemed to really care for the patient and the family even brought goodies to the staff for taking good care of him... they came to the hospital after he died and brought a card etc. So now why has everything changed.. it seems unfair to those people who did provide excellent care to their loved one. IT's something to think about
Skeptical Jr

Glendora, CA

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Jun 16, 2008
 
Uncalled For wrote:
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This is completely uncalled for.
Do you understand that if you enter an ICU it is because you are sick enough that you require complete monitoring of every life-delivering organ in your body? To say that we have no compassion is to say that you are an idiot, so it is not uncalled for as long as you continue to make your comments. Compassion is an entirely different characteristic than knowledge, so just because we understand this situation well, does not mean that we are not compassionate. Yes, there is a family who is grieving, and we feel for their loss. But their accusations and actions are unfounded and ridiculous. When you go as far as having your nonsensical, uneducated accusations published, then you open yourself up for criticism from all. Everyone wants to jump on the "oh, medical care is responsible" bandwagon. Do us a favor and get off it!
Skeptical Jr

Glendora, CA

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#43
Jun 16, 2008
 
anonymous wrote:
I think You people are talking non sense and dont no nothing. This happened to one of my family members u people dont provide the care right care. People were dying left and right in your hospital .So come on what is it just a coincidence.
Is it just a coincidence that people are overweight, abuse their bodies with all sorts of drugs (alcohol and tobacco included), and then show up at the doctor's office or hospital with all sorts of complaints? Of course not, but who's problem does it become? Well, its obviously the doctor's fault that you are fat and lazy, or the nurses fault that you abuse yourself to the point of death and cannot be made perfect. Take some responsibility for yourself, eat a little less and move a little more.
anonymous

Moreno Valley, CA

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#44
Jun 18, 2008
 
come on now [skeptical jr]
Thats pathetic how does over weight come into this issue.Dont bring nonsense in this issue.
You obviously must be from the hospital and didnt
open your eyes because if you did then you would of known what happened. Just a bunch of incompetent people!!!!
annonymous

Fullerton, CA

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#45
Jun 18, 2008
 
One doesn't have to be a medical professional to know when medical blunders occur. And of course, the ones with blood on their hands are never going to admit they were at fault. If my family hadn't recently experienced the same situation, I wouldn't be writing this today. Unfortunately, for our fathers it's too late. But it's about time someone brings these issues to the forefront to warn others about what is happening to our veterans.
Skeptical Jr

Glendora, CA

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#46
Jun 18, 2008
 
anonymous wrote:
come on now [skeptical jr]
Thats pathetic how does over weight come into this issue.Dont bring nonsense in this issue.
You obviously must be from the hospital and didnt
open your eyes because if you did then you would of known what happened. Just a bunch of incompetent people!!!!
Thanks for your thoughts. Remind me, how and who was incompetent? And how is weight nonsense when placed in the reference of my statement? To say it again, many health problems are due to the patient not caring for themself properly. The healthcare team is there to tell what is wrong and how to fix it, but when you continue to abuse your body, only so much can be done. Anonymous, time to step up and own your decisions, stop blaming everyone else when you cannot be made eternal or 100% in the blink of an eye.
anonymous

Moreno Valley, CA

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#47
Jun 29, 2008
 
wow
come on people get a clue???
nonsense...
maybe u should read the article again.
OIF veteran

Whittier, CA

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#48
Dec 28, 2013
 
Interesting note... the family has a history of violence. Check out this article: http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20101129/sh... The patient's son and grandson were involved in a shooting. I hope this brings light to who the family really are, as the hospital staff at the VA already knew based on the ignorant article that lacked research.
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May 1, 2014
 
OIF veteran wrote:
Interesting note... the family has a history of violence. Check out this article: http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20101129/sh... The patient's son and grandson were involved in a shooting. I hope this brings light to who the family really are, as the hospital staff at the VA already knew based on the ignorant articl
e that lacked research.
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How lame are you. Get your facts straight before you talk about his son or grandson you don't no anything . where you there? Did u no the case was dismissed ohh yeah sure they have a violence record ??? Lmao so called veterans should comment on nothing they no or heard of.... Don't put your two sense in to something u no squat about BTW this is an article pertaining this man not his son or grandson ....

Good one!!!!!
David Albright

Anaheim, CA

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May 5, 2014
 
My 15 year old son died because of their lack of care http://www.change.org/petitions/loma-linda-ca...
vetstatesvafacts

Los Angeles, CA

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May 27, 2014
 
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I have worked in the healthcare field for ten+ years. What is obviously sad is how little most people know about medical care. I think it is a shame people throw words like negligence around. Did anybody think about "the claim" before this was written.Part of the claim was that he was filled with so much fluid his wieght increased to 300 lbs. Did the writer even attempt to check and discover that maybe because of his renal failure. Did you see in the pictures pressure sores? Did those pictures tell you how many times we had to argue with the family and Mr.Filipini that he needed to be turned at regular intervals as to prevent these sores. You ask whether I was here everyday.. no I was not but I was here 80+ hrs a week. Negligence is an easy thing to "claim". Did ANYBODY think that this man did not come here healthy or even some what healthy.He did not walk into the V.A.or roll in in a wheelchair he came from another Intensive Care Unit.Sick! Maybe you did not understand that providing comfort care for the family was done while providing regular medical care for our patient. Maybe people should go to a hospital and volunteer and see real life. Love makes you blind. Grief does too.
Truth is based upon fact. And. Facts are based upon truths.

This response is 6 years after the fact. However, here we are in 2016 and my, my, my how we are learning now, that the VA sysyem is NOT perfect and in fact, does not care for the Veteran. To all of you, nurses, doctors, and staff who have been using these posts as a tool to promote the VA Loma Linda as a caring facility. You LIE AND DECEIVE.

I am a veteran who can and will verify, as well as prove, how dysfunctional and lethargic the VA Loma Linda system is. A few years ago, it took me over a year to get a colonoscopy...from a private facility. Loma Linda VA and the Rancho Cucamonga VA clinic not only dropped the ball, but literally layed blame all over the place but on themselves to include blaming me. Couple years later was admitted to VA Loma Linda hospital and while there, contracted Hepatitis, and still walked out, after a week stay, WITHOUT an actual diagnosis and prognosis.
So, if you want to continue with the lies, deception, and high regard for your employer as a false hope, based on your intentional and pathetic distortions, do so but realize this:
"You are not worthy of even looking at a veteran, nevermind giving medical care".
None of you have the courage to standup and continue with your lies and so any response to this post will be nothing more than lip action with s kiss ass approach.
To the family of the now deceased veteran, you have my respect and certainly, my awareness..
I have your six and frankly, as you tell the truth, the VA lies.

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