A Missouri doctor who blew the whistle on secret abusive practices is now a victim of “retaliation” by the V.A. and is being made to sit in an empty room and do nothing, reports Fox News.
Dr. Dale Klein is a highly-respected pain management specialist at the John J. Pershing V.A. in Missouri. He is being paid $250,000 a year to help veterans, but instead he sits in a small office and does nothing each day.
“I sit in a chair and I look at the walls,” the doctor said. “It feels like solitary confinement.”
Klein said the Department of Veterans Affairs removed his patients and privileges almost a year ago he blew the whistle on secret wait-lists and wait-time manipulation at the V.A. in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
When his superiors balked, Klein went to the inspector general. “Immediately after the V.A. found out I made these disclosures, I started to get retaliated against,” Klein claims.
Later, they tried to fire the doctor, claiming “consistent acceleration of trivial matters through his chain of command.”