Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Military Members and Veterans in Huntington Beach
From our office in Santa Barbara, Bertling Law Group serves military service members and veterans in Southern California and nationwide who have been harmed by medical malpractice at a base military hospital or clinic or a VA medical center or clinic. Our firm’s comprehensive medical malpractice group represents victims of catastrophic injury or wrongful death caused by all forms of medical negligence, including:
- 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
- Post-surgical errors and infections
- Nursing negligence
In addition, we represent families who lost a loved one due to negligent medical care and mental health support resulting in suicide. The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs claim to welcome and treat soldiers and vets in crisis and help them deal with PTSD, anxiety, depression and other conditions that all too often end up in military members or veterans taking their own lives. Our firm takes on cases where individuals went to a military hospital or VA clinic seeking help, but their needs were not properly diagnosed or adequately addressed before a tragic suicide was allowed to occur.
Active-duty military, veterans and their families can seek recourse when they have been harmed by medical malpractice at a military hospital or clinic or a VA medical center or clinic. The attorneys at Bertling Law Group are familiar with the unique pathways to compensation soldiers and vets have to go through. We can represent you in your claim with the DOD or VA and help you get the compensation you need, as well as the justice you deserve. With decades of experience defending doctors and hospitals accused of malpractice, our lawyers know how to go behind the scenes and find out what went wrong in the clinic or the OR, and we’ll work to see that changes are made so these mistakes don’t recur.
If you are a member of the military on active duty or a military veteran harmed by medical malpractice in Huntington Beach, call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 for help.
Military Hospitals and VA Clinics in Huntington Beach
Residents of Huntington Beach in the Navy might be stationed up the road at Naval Weapons Station NWS Seal Beach, while Army service members might be posted to Los Alamitos Joint Forces. The nearest military hospital to Huntington Beach is located at Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo, serviced by the 61st Medical Squadron. This facility offers primary care, preventive care, urgent and emergency care, mental health and substance abuse, lab tests and radiology, specialty care, case management, dental, pharmacy, vision, children’s health, readiness and more. Specialty services include:
- Family Advocacy
- Family Medicine
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach can find Health, Safety and Work Life Services at the HSWL Clinical Practice Los Angeles/ Long Beach.
Veterans in Huntington Beach can find primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center in Long Beach. VA clinics close by can be found at the Santa Ana VA Clinic and West Santa Ana VA Clinic. The Anaheim VA Clinic and many others are only a short drive away as well.
Military and Veteran Claims for Compensation
Since the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 20, active-duty military have had the ability to pursue claims with the Department of Defense for medical malpractice injuries they suffered at a military hospital or clinic. Pursuing a claim requires filing the Standard Form 95 with your service branch. There’s no appeal if your claim is denied, so it’s critical to get professional legal help filling out the form correctly and in a compelling way that will persuade DOD to award compensation for the harm you suffered. The attorneys at Bertling Law Group have over 30 years of experience in medical malpractice law and can help you present your best case for compensation after a surgical mistake, misdiagnosis, medication error or other malpractice at a military hospital or clinic.
Veterans in Huntington Beach can also pursue a claim by filing Standard Form 95 with the VA Regional Counsel. If this claim isn’t satisfactorily resolved, claimants can take their case into federal court and sue for money damages, including compensation for their pain and suffering. Bertling Law Group includes experienced courtroom litigators capable of trying your case in federal court if necessary to get a successful result on your claim.
Experienced Legal Help for Active Duty Military and Veteran Victims of Medical Malpractice in Huntington Beach
If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice at a military hospital or clinic or a VA medical center or clinic in Huntington Beach, call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 for a free consultation. We only charge a legal fee for our services if we are successful in getting compensation for you. If you don’t recover, then you don’t owe us anything.