Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Active-Duty Military and Veterans in Alexandria, Virginia
The Bertling Law Group helps active duty service members and veterans nationwide who have been harmed by medical malpractice in a military hospital or VA medical center or clinic. We represent people injured or families who lost a loved one to diagnosis errors, surgical mistakes, medication errors, failure to prevent suicide, and other forms of medical negligence. Our lead attorney, Peter Bertling, has over 30 years of experience as a medical malpractice attorney representing injured plaintiffs and before that, defending doctors and hospitals. Through this comprehensive experience, the Bertling Law Group has amassed a great deal of knowledge regarding how medical malpractice cases are defended and how best to pursue a plaintiff’s claim.
Our firm has taken a special interest in cases involving active duty service members and veterans who were hurt by medical malpractice, including taking on many heartbreaking cases where military hospitals and VA medical centers failed to do enough to prevent a suicide that was reasonably foreseeable and potentially treatable. If you believe you were hurt by a medical mistake in an Alexandria military hospital or VA medical center, or if you lost a loved one to medical malpractice, call the Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 to speak with one of our dedicated military medical malpractice lawyers.
Military Hospitals Serving Alexandria, Virginia – Fort Belvoir
Fort Belvoir is home to more than 145 mission partners and provides services to more than 216,050 military, civilians, retirees and families. It is home to the military commands INSCOM and ARCYBER, along with elements of ten other Army major commands. Here you will also find nineteen different agencies and directing reporting units of the Department of Army, eight elements of the U.S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard, and twenty-six Department of Defense agencies. Nearly double the size of The Pentagon in terms of its workforce, Fort Belvoir is the largest employer in Fairfax County.
Fort Belvoir is served by the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Thousands come to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital for preventive care, hospital care and surgery, urgent and emergency care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, lab tests and radiology, executive medicine, specialty care, case management, dental, pharmacy, vision, women’s health and pregnancy, men’s health, children’s health, and readiness.
Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Clinics Serving Vets in Alexandria
Vets in Alexandria needing hospital care turn to the Washington VA Medical Center. This hospital provides primary care and specialty health services, including bariatric surgery, mental health care, palliative and hospice care, suicide prevention, women’s health care, and more. Veterans can also find outpatient care at numerous close by VA medical clinics, including Southeast Washington VA Clinic in Washington, D.C., and Fort Belvoir VA Clinic at Fort Belvoir.
Helping Vets and Active Duty Harmed by Medical Malpractice in Alexandria, Virginia
Until quite recently, active-duty service members didn’t have a way to bring any claims against the government for harm that was incident to service. Now, a new law has partially unwound the decades-old Feres doctrine, authorizing malpractice claims against a Department of Defense medical provider. The remedy is an administrative one that involves filing Standard Form 95 with enough specificity, detail, and compelling evidence to convince the DOD that malpractice did indeed occur and caused you harm. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can represent you in this new process for justice and compensation.
Military veterans can also pursue an administrative claim via Standard Form 95, but they can additionally sue in federal court if their claims are not adequately resolved after six months. A recovery in court can be quite broad, but it is also limited by what was pled on Standard Form 95, so it is essential to get help from an attorney familiar with these military claims as well as medical malpractice in general. This is the level of support we offer at Bertling Law Group.
Our firm helps service members and vets in all kinds of medical malpractice, including complex cases involving suicide. Military hospitals and VA clinics hold themselves out as places to go for mental health in general and specifically suicide prevention, so if they failed to take reasonable steps to provide adequate care here, they can and should be held responsible. Bertling Law Group is here to help.
Call Bertling Law Group for Help with Military and Veterans Medical Malpractice Claims in Alexandria, Virginia
If you were injured while receiving medical care at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Washington VA Medical Center, or a VA clinic in the Alexandria area, or if you lost a loved one who went into the hospital and didn’t come out, the attorneys at Bertling Law Group are here to find out what wrong, get answers to your questions, secure adequate compensation for the harm done, and help ensure other military members and veterans aren’t similarly mistreated in the future. Call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 for a free consultation. There’s no fee if no recovery for you.