Oklahoma VA: Maggots found in patient’s wound while still alive

The horrendous treatment of a Vietnam Veteran.

TALIHINA, Okla. - Owen Reese Peterson, a 73-year-old Vietnam Veteran, passed away on October 3rd from complications of sepsis.

According to multiple sources, maggots were found growing in Peterson's wound while he was still alive.

According to Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs executive director Myles Deering; The maggots were indeed found while Mr. Peterson was alive at the facility, but the maggots did not cause his death.

 

Associated Press reporting:

A physician's assistant and three nurses, including the director of nursing, resigned after an investigation was completed.

Spokesman Shane Faulkner said all four resigned before the termination process began.

The case has been reported to the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the local district attorney to determine if any charges should be filed.

RIP Owen Reese Peterson

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