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Legal Advocacy for Active Duty Military


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.

Prior to providing patient advocacy, Peter Bertling spent more than three decades defending hospitals, nurses and doctors accused of wrongdoing. He knows how insurance companies and the Federal Government evaluate medical malpractice actions, and what factors they focus on when making a decision to resolve a case or aggressively defend it. Bertling Law Group now uses that insight to help injured patients recover the maximum financial compensation to which they are entitled.

We want to hear your story. 

Bertling Law Group understands how lost, angry, sad, frustrated, and overwhelmed you may feel… and how all of this, on top of potential economic hardships, are preventing you from healing and moving forward. Please do not delay in getting the help you need. There is a strict time limit within which these claims must be filed or you will lose your right to seek compensation.


While you focus on recovery, we promise to give you compassionate and committed advocacy. Our one-on-one approach builds a strong relationship between the client and the attorney as we work with you to:

  • Find Answers to Your Questions About Went Wrong

  • Obtain Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

  • Prevent Future Harm from Happening to Others

Common medical malpractice claims

A wide range of injuries may be inflicted by a negligent military doctor. Common types of medical negligence include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose

  • Delays in medical diagnosis

  • Negligent prenatal care

  • Birth injuries

  • Medication and prescription errors

  • Surgical negligence and unnecessary surgeries

  • Anesthesia negligence

  • Negligent medical care and mental health support resulting in suicide

  • Post-surgical errors and infections

  • Nursing negligence

Suicide by Active Duty Military

The Department of Defense has an obligation to treat the mental health issues of our nation's active duty military. Unfortunately, treatment for mental health conditions such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and chronic pain are often significanty delayed or essentially ignored. When that happens your loved one may experience a mental health crisis which results in suicide. Suicide is not a moral failure and can often be prevented with appropriate medical and mental health treatment.

Are you ready to tell your story?

Bertling Law Group’s goal is to provide a higher and higher level of uncompromising, compassionate representation to people going through the worst experiences of their life. We hope that through this work, that each case will bring the change that needs to happen to prevent these tragedies from happening in the future.


If you’re ready to make the first steps towards moving forward, please contact us. We want to hear your story. Your first consultation with us is free and our firm takes all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you owe nothing unless we collect compensation on your case. Working together, we can find answers to what went wrong, get you maximum compensation for your injuries, and prevent future harm from happening to others. Call us today at 844-25-7558 or send us an email.