Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers Nationwide
All across the country, our government is failing to serve active duty servicemembers and military veterans when it comes to providing adequate health care. Nobody is perfect, not even the nation’s top doctors, and a successful outcome can’t be guaranteed for every surgery or other course of medical treatment. But avoidable medical mistakes and negligence are not part of that equation. When doctors and hospitals breach the duty of care they owe to patients, they can and should be held accountable for all the harm their inexcusable errors have caused.
Whether you are being treated at a VA medical center, a military hospital or clinic, a state-run hospital or a private facility, you deserve to be treated by a qualified, capable doctor and other health care providers who adhere to the expected and acceptable quality of care. Medical mistakes account for thousands of needless injuries and deaths every year. At Bertling Law Group, we are doing our part to end the practice of malpractice, make medical care safer for everyone everywhere, and ensure that people who are harmed by medical negligence get the proper care they need and appropriate financial compensation to deal with the financial costs and the physical and emotional challenges brought on by a medical malpractice injury.
Over 30 Years of Medical Malpractice Experience Representing Plaintiffs and Defendants
Our founder and lead attorney, Peter Bertling, spent 30 years of his legal career being retained by insurance companies to defend doctors sued for malpractice. That’s a long time to practice medical malpractice defense, and it includes handling hundreds of medical malpractice defense cases. This knowledge and experience works in your favor to have Bertling Law Group represent you in your plaintiff’s medical malpractice injury case. Peter knows how to evaluate a case from the defendant’s perspective; he knows how insurance companies think, how to properly value the claim, and whether the case is more likely to be settled out of court or resolve at trial. Peter and his team at Bertling Law Group have no problem at all going to trial to get a fair deal for their clients.
VA Malpractice Claims
In return for honorably serving your country, you deserve to receive quality care from VA hospitals, clinics and health care providers. Unfortunately, that does not always happen, and you or your loved one may have been injured by the negligence of a VA health care provider. Bertling Law Group will work to hold the VA responsible for their negligence and ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
DOD (Active Duty) Malpractice Claims
Until recently, active duty service members could not pursue a legal claim for compensation when they were the victims of military medical malpractice. Now they can. Effective January 1, 2020, active duty military personnel and their next of kin can file a claim with the Department of Defense for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of military medical providers. Bertling Law Group will navigate you through the unchartered waters of this new legal process and help you achieve the maximum financial compensation for your injuries.
Negligent Medical Care and Mental Health Support Resulting in Suicide
Suicide in the military ranks – both active duty and retired – is a tragedy of epic proportions, but it’s not something that is discussed openly. Bertling Law Group has been out in front on this issue, filing lawsuits to shine a spotlight on the matter and force the kind of systemic change that is needed to make VA and military hospitals take notice and take action. We share a common goal with our clients who lost a spouse or child to ensure that the VA and DOD follow proper suicide prevention policies and procedures, properly train their staffs regarding suicide prevention, comply with applicable standards of care regarding suicide prevention, and finally learn from their past mistakes so they stop repeating them.
You don’t want your spouse or child’s death to be in vain; you want to see changes made, and we want to help.
Comprehensive California Medical Malpractice Attorney
Peter Bertling, the founder and lead attorney at Bertling Law Group, is a California attorney licensed to practice law in all courts throughout the state of California. From our offices in Santa Barbara, we help all patients – civilian or military – who were the victims of medical malpractice at a California doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, surgery center, or other medical facility. If you were harmed by a misdiagnosis, a surgical error, nursing negligence, or other medical mistakes, we’ll help you find out what went wrong and work to see you are fully compensated for the injury and legal damages caused.
Call Bertling Law Group Today for a Free Consultation
If you suspect that a medical mistake is behind your injury or the loss of a loved one, we are here to help you find out and hold all responsible parties accountable. Call today for a free consultation. We advance all costs necessary to pursue your case, and we only charge a fee if we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Legal fees for DOD and VA cases are set by statute as a portion of the recovery, either 20 or 25 percent, so you can be assured that the bulk of the recovery belongs to you.
Are you ready to tell your story? Bertling Law Group is ready to hear it and help you find justice. Call 844-295-7558 to get started today.