Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Active-Duty Military and Veterans in Jacksonville, Florida
In the military, you are taught about justice and honor, service and sacrifice. These values are instilled and reinforced as you commit to serving your country. When you seek medical care at a hospital or clinic on base, or if you are a veteran seeking care at a VA medical center or clinic, you expect to be treated properly, or for the military to own up if it makes a mistake. And mistakes do happen. It was only in 2019 that a new law allowed the Department of Defense to hear medical malpractice claims, and within a year over $2 billion in claims had already been filed.
The military medical malpractice lawyers at Bertling Law Group can help if you’ve been injured due to negligence in a military hospital or VA clinic in Jacksonville. Active-duty servicemembers and veterans have to submit their claims through an administrative process to the DoD or the VA. Active-duty members can’t appeal a denial of their claim beyond this administrative process, and while veterans can pursue a case in federal court, they are limited by the facts and information they laid out in their administrative claim. It’s crucial to get skilled and knowledgeable assistance from the start to help ensure the success of your claim at the administrative stage as a military member or protect your claim as a veteran. The attorneys at Bertling Law Group have been practicing medical malpractice law for decades, first defending doctors, hospitals, and their insurers before moving to represent injured patients. Our team knows how to pursue your case to a successful conclusion for the appropriate amount in a settlement or judgment.
Beyond pursuing a claim for compensation, we take pains to investigate the incident and find out what went wrong and why. We know how important it is for you to find out why and how this malpractice occurred and bring the matter out into the open. Getting compensation for harm done is one part of receiving justice for your injury; the other is working to make sure the same mistake doesn’t happen again to someone else.
Bertling Law Group handles all manner of medical malpractice claims involving the military or veterans centers, including those that result in catastrophic injury or wrongful death. In particular, our firm represents families who lost a loved one to suicide after seeking help at a military hospital or VA clinic and receiving negligent medical care. These facilities are well-aware of the potential for suicide in the ranks of the military and veterans, and they hold themselves out as beacons and havens for individuals in mental distress. Too often, though, these same facilities fail to properly identify a service member or vet in crisis or take the reasonable, necessary steps to keep them safe. This is a national tragedy Bertling Law Group is working hard to end.
If you or a loved one were harmed by medical malpractice at a military hospital or VA medical center or clinic in Jacksonville, call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 for a no-cost, confidential consultation.
Healthcare Services for Military Members and Veterans in Jacksonville
Just about eight miles south of the center of town but well within the city limits, you’ll find Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Naval Air Station Jacksonville is the largest Navy base in the Southeast Region and the third-largest in the nation. A master air and industrial base, Naval Air Station Jacksonville supports U.S. and allied forces specializing in anti-submarine warfare and aviator training. As one of the central hubs for naval activity in the southern United States, NAS JAX employs over 50,000 active-duty personnel, civilians and contractors.
Military personnel needing health services can find them at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. This military hospital provides primary care, preventive care, hospital care & surgery, urgent & emergency care, mental health & substance abuse, lab tests & radiology, specialty care, case management, dental, pharmacy, women’s health & pregnancy, readiness and other health services. Specialties offered at Naval Hospital Jacksonville include:
- Audiology / Speech Pathology
- Clinical Psychology
- Emergency Services
- Family Health
- Family Medicine
- Health Promotion
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Mental Health
- Nuclear Medicine
- Obstetrics and Newborn Services
- Occupational Health
- Occupational Therapy
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Physical Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Population Health (wellness)
- Social Work
- Substance Abuse
Veterans in Jacksonville can get medical care at Jacksonville Navy VA Medical Center. Additionally, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and Naval Hospital Jacksonville are now partnering to offer inpatient care for veterans at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. The partnership provides an additional primary option for vets and their physicians when an overnight stay at the hospital is needed. This service provides VA direct admission only and does not include emergency room access.
For outpatient care, Jacksonville veterans have access to Jacksonville 1 VA Clinic, Jacksonville 2 VA Clinic, and Jacksonville Southpoint VA Clinic. Health services include primary care, whole health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, mental health care, psychiatry and psychology, addiction and substance abuse care, social work, and more.
Help Is Here for Jacksonville Military and Veterans Medical Malpractice Claims
To discuss a potential medical malpractice claim against a military hospital or VA facility in Jacksonville, call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 for a free consultation. There’s no fee until after we are successful in obtaining a financial recovery for you.