"Powers had been moved from his bed to a recliner, where he was rigidly bent forward, drooling uncontrollably, unable to communicate. His hands trembled violently. Records showed he was being administered a mix of powerful antipsychotic drugs, one of them with side effects that included tremors, also a primary symptom of Parkinson’s."
"But amid thousands of notes on his case, there was not a single reference to indicate that Powers, who died last year, had ever been seen by a psychiatrist after being admitted to the long-term care unit seven years earlier."
“'Not once,' said Chopra, still sounding shocked. Hospital staff had also not ordered a standard blood test for a patient in his condition taking such medications. 'Something like this would be shocking if it happened in a Third World country.'”
More neglect at a VA, another whistleblower punished. Read more in the Boston Globe.