Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Active-Duty Military Members and Veterans in Norfolk, Virginia
Whether you are currently serving your country or you already put in your time, you deserve the best our nation has to offer when it comes to providing you with health care. At the very least, you deserve to be treated with the same skill and care required of other doctors and hospitals. But when it comes to medical malpractice claims, victims of medical negligence in a military hospital or VA medical center or clinic find that they are not treated better or even as well as their counterparts in the civilian world.
Medical malpractice can happen anywhere, even at a hospital or clinic run by the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs. But compensation for an injury caused by negligence in the military isn’t so easy. Vets can file an administrative claim and eventually get into court if necessary, but until very recently active-duty military didn’t have any path to compensation at all. Now service members can utilize the administrative claim process afforded to vets, although they still can’t sue in court or appeal if their claim is denied. For these reasons, it’s essential to get advice and representation from an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can help ensure your claim is presented with the best chance of success.
Bertling Law Group is a medical malpractice law firm serving active-duty military members and veterans nationwide. Our lead attorney, Peter Bertling, spent 30 years defending doctors and hospitals and their insurance companies before turning his attention to representing malpractice injury victims. He knows how to build a strong case and get a good settlement or be ready to litigate a case all the way to judgment.
At Bertling Law Group, we also know how important it is to you to find out what went wrong in your situation, why it occurred, and how to prevent such mistakes from happening to others in the future. Alongside getting results for our clients, we put our knowledge and skills toward answering these questions and helping to improve medical care at military hospitals and VA clinics around the country. Experienced in the full range of medical malpractice matters, our firm concentrates on the types of injuries suffered most by military members and vets, including the national embarrassment of preventable suicides committed by active-duty service members and veterans who sought help but were not adequately diagnosed or treated. If this tragedy has befallen your family, Bertling Law Group will do all we can to get justice and accountability for your loved one who was failed by the system that told all of us to put our trust and faith in them.
If you or a family member has been harmed by medical malpractice at a military base or VA facility in Norfolk, Virginia, call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 to review your case with a member of our team.
Military and Veterans Hospitals in Norfolk
Norfolk, Virginia, is home to a large military presence, and military members and their families have access to numerous clinics providing a multitude of services through the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The Branch Health Clinic Norfolk Naval Shipyard promotes itself as offering comprehensive occupational health services and state-of-the-art ambulatory care medicine for 10,000 civil service employees and nearly 5,000 sailors stationed in the Hampton Roads area at NNSY. This BHC also participates in TRICARE, which provides healthcare to over 92,000 active duty service members in the Hampton Roads region.
Occupational services offered at the NNSY BHC include:
- Audiology / Speech Pathology
- Occupational Health
Other more general medical services can be found at Naval Station Norfolk through the Branch Health Clinic Naval Station Norfolk (NAVSTA Norfolk BHC). This clinic offers services such as:
- Family Medicine
- Health Promotion
- Mental Health
- Occupational Health
- Population Health (wellness)
For veterans, the nearest VA medical center is a short drive away in Hampton, Virginia. The Hampton VA Medical Center offers comprehensive services including:
- Caregiver support
- COVID-19 vaccines
- Dental services
- Emergency care
- Mental health care
- Primary care
- Specialty care
- Women’s health
Norfolk veterans also have access to outpatient services at several VA clinics, including one right next door in Portsmouth and others very close by in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Proud to Serve Military Members and Veterans in Norfolk
If you or your loved one experienced negligent medical care at any of these facilities that failed to diagnose or treat your medical condition, mistreated you, or otherwise caused serious harm, call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558. Your call is free, and we don’t charge any fee unless and until we recover for you. For help with military or veteran medical malpractice in Norfolk, Virginia, trust Bertling Law Group to provide you with skilled, compassionate and dedicated legal service.