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Nurse Infects Patients and Keeps Practicing

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The following reported by Yahoo is just another scary incident where the medical profession has failed to police itself. With all the talk of tort reform et al, this gives me the biggest evidence against such. Doctors and medical professionals routinely fail to police themselves leaving on us medical malpractice lawyers to do such. I have seen simliar circumstances of coverup, lies and continuing medical care being provided by bad doctors whom are known as bad doctors and medical professionals. Yet nothing is done except to cover-up the wake of malpractice they leave in their footsteps.

At least 15 military service members or their relatives are believed to have been infected with hepatitis by a nurse suspected of stealing their painkillers during surgery.

The nurse, retired Army captain Jon Dale Jones, was arrested this month in Miami on federal charges of assaulting three of those patients and possession of a controlled substance by fraud.

The outbreak — and the nearly three-year-long criminal investigation that followed — apparently did not prevent Jones from continuing to work as nurse in Texas and at least two other states and Washington, D.C.