Alexandria VA complaint protest - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Alexandria VA complaint protest

Posted: Updated:

PINEVILLE, LA (KALB News Channel 5) - Emotions were running high outside the Alexandria VA Medical Center, as families who have lost their loved ones joined together in protest. Negligence is their claim and demonstrators say a serious investigation is needed.


Floyd Hamilton III has spent the last 9 years fighting for his deceased father, who was treated by Dr. Shivani Negi at the Alexandria VA Medical Center. 


"My father was a bronze star recipient.. he put it on the line. He did his job, why couldn't the doctor at this hospital do theirs. I'm only one person, but I'm one with the facts that can counter the corruption," said Hamilton.

Since his father's passing, Floyd has filed a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice against Dr. Negi. In March -- the U.S. District Court decided in Negi's favor. Since then, Floyd has appealed the decision, and he's gained support from others, who have had similar experiences with Dr. Negi. That includes doctors like Velva Boles, who has spent time working at the VA. 

"I can tell you from professional point of view there are at least three cases where I know a patient either died or did poorly because of her decisions," said Boles.

Dr. Boles says the VA has done wonderful things in the past, but there are negative situations that do need to come to light. 

Boles said, "I knew the protocol, I knew what wasn't acceptable and when I made a report they simply told me it was a personality issue and no investigation was done."

Hamilton's case against Negi has even made it to the national level. Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative Vance McAllister have both asked acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson to reopen the case. But that has yet to be decided. 


News Channel Five's Noelle Bellow is working to obtain a copy of Dr. Boles' complaint. We also contacted the VA Medical Center and were told since this is an active case currently under appeal, there would be no comment.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ice Bucket Challenge made to Tioga Detectives

    Ice Bucket Challenge made to Tioga Detectives

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:38:12 GMT
    TIOGA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - In November of 2003, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office lost one of its most devoted and hard working Detectives we have ever had. More >>
    TIOGA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - In November of 2003, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office lost one of its most devoted and hard working Detectives we have ever had. More >>
  • Mississippi man shot after reporting cross burning in his yard

    Mississippi man shot after reporting cross burning in his yard

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:30:00 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (CBS News) -- A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren.More >>
    JACKSON, Miss. (CBS News) -- A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren.More >>
  • Tropical disturbance moving to the Caribbean Sea

    Tropical disturbance moving to the Caribbean Sea

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:15:54 GMT
    Wednesday, August 2011:30 AMMost of the Atlantic Basin is quiet, but there are two tropical disturbances being monitored. The first disturbance isroughly 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. An area of low pressure remains disorganized as it slowly moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. It will continue toward the Caribbean Sea, and will then reach conditions that are favorable for tropical development. Low wind shear, and warm Caribbean waters could strengthen the cluster of thunderstorms into ...More >>
    Wednesday, August 2011:30 AMMost of the Atlantic Basin is quiet, but there are two tropical disturbances being monitored. The first disturbance isroughly 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. An area of low pressure remains disorganized as it slowly moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. It will continue toward the Caribbean Sea, and will then reach conditions that are favorable for tropical development. Low wind shear, and warm Caribbean waters could strengthen the cluster of thunderstorms into ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.