Veteran claims VA mistreatment, Congressman wants answers

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Congressman Gus Bilirakis wanted some answers.

The Florida Republican from Tarpon Springs saw an 8 On Your Side investigation in which veteran Mike Henry suffered in agony.

According to Mike, one doctor at the VA’s C.W. Bill Young Medical Center at Bay Pines became abusive.

Mike says he was accused of faking it and being after drugs.

For months Bay Pines had no answers.

When doctors decided to just see how bad he got, Mike bolted for Tampa General Hospital.

Within an hour, TGH diagnosed his problem as a neurological disorder.

From his office in Washington, Congressman Bilirakis promised to get involved.

This week he did and we were there.


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