Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Active-Duty Military Service Members and Veterans in Honolulu
The United States military maintains several bases on Oahu, and many veterans visit military sites in Honolulu every year including battleship memorials and WWII monuments. When military members or veterans seek medical care at a military hospital or clinic or a VA medical center or clinic, they can expect to be treated with the same level of medical skill and care provided by other medical professionals in the same field with the same level of education and training in Honolulu.
When something goes wrong, however, military members and veterans don’t have the same rights as private citizens to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a negligent doctor or hospital. Instead, they must follow an administrative procedure and present their claims to the Department of Defense or VA. Veterans can appeal a bad decision to federal court, but the only recourse for the active-duty military is to be successful at the administrative level.
A medical malpractice attorney at Bertling Law Group can help you if you’ve been injured at a military or veterans’ hospital or clinic in Honolulu. Attorney Peter Bertling spent 30 years defending doctors and hospitals charged with malpractice. Now, he uses the skills and knowledge he gained from that experience to represent injured victims and their families. Bertling Law Group pays special attention to military victims and families harmed by malpractice, in particular soldiers and vets who went to their base hospital or VA clinic in crisis but didn’t get the support they needed to keep them from suicide. By filing the right claims and achieving significant success, we hope to finally put an end to this national tragedy.
If you have been injured by a medical mistake at a military hospital or clinic or VA medical center or clinic in Honolulu, or if you lost a loved one due to medical negligence, Bertling Law Group can help you find out what went wrong and why, and ensure you receive valuable compensation for the physical and emotional harm caused by the doctor’s or hospital’s medical malpractice. Call 844-295-7558 for a free consultation to get started with your claim.
Military Hospitals and Clinics and VA Medical Centers and Clinics in Honolulu
Military hospitals and clinics in Honolulu include:
- 15th Medical Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
- Schofield Barracks Soldier-Centered Medical Home, Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa
- Wahiawa Branch Medical Clinic, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii at Pearl Harbor
- Tripler Army Medical Center
- Desmond T. Doss Health Clinic at Schofield Barracks
- Warrior Ohana Medical Home in Kapolei
- Branch Health Clinic Makalapa, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Together, these hospitals and clinics provide a number of specialties, including:
- Audiology / Speech Pathology
- Clinical Psychology
- Community Health
- Developmental Pediatrics
- Emergency Services
- Family Advocacy
- Family Medicine
- Health Promotion
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Mental Health
- Nuclear Medicine
- Obstetrics and Newborn Services
- Occupational Health
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Population Health (wellness)
- Social Work
- Substance Abuse
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Veterans can receive primary care and a variety of specialty health services, including mental health care, PTSD treatment, geriatrics, suicide prevention, and more, at the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Veterans in Honolulu can also visit the Windward VA Clinic in nearby Kaneohe or Leeward Oahu at Ewa Beach.
Bertling Law Group Helps With Military and Veteran Medical Malpractice in Honolulu
If you’ve been injured at one of the military hospitals mentioned above, you can apply for compensation from the Department of Defense through a new administrative procedure authorized in the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA procedure involves filing Standard Form 95 with your service branch. Bertling Law Group can help ensure that your Standard Form 95 is accurate, complete, and presents a compelling argument that proves malpractice did occur and that you are entitled to compensation for the damage done. This is your only chance to receive compensation, so it’s vital to do everything you can to get it right.
Veterans can also apply for compensation by filing Standard Form 95 with the VA Regional Counsel. But vets have the additional option of appealing an unfavorable decision to federal court. The attorneys at Bertling Law Group are experienced litigators ready to take your case into court if it isn’t satisfactorily resolved at the administrative level.
Call Bertling Law Group Today for Help With Honolulu Military and Veterans’ Medical Malpractice
At Bertling Law Group, we offer a free consultation to learn about your potential claim, and if we take your case, we won’t charge any fee until after we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Our team has the knowledge, skills and dedication to help you if you or your loved one was harmed by medical malpractice at a military hospital or clinic or veterans medical center or clinic in Honolulu. Call 844-295-7558 today to get justice for you and your family.