Oklahoma City Veterans Medical Malpractice Claims
If you served any branch of the US military, you know that quality patient care is among your most valuable benefits. Unfortunately, through negligence by VA hospitals, clinics and health care providers, some individuals can sustain severe injuries. While you might have doubts about your legal remedies, you should know that the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) does apply to veteran medical malpractice cases. It is possible to recover compensation for your losses through a process similar to a personal injury claim.
Still, there are significant differences when you are seeking monetary damages from the federal government. To avoid putting your rights at risk, rely on our lawyers at Bertling Law Group to pursue your FTCA claim. Our firm’s core practice area is representing veterans and active duty military, so we have the knowledge and experience needed to obtain the compensation you deserve. Please contact us to schedule a free case assessment with an Oklahoma City veterans medical malpractice attorney. An overview of the relevant legal concepts is also helpful.
Important Facts About FTCA
As with any legal matter, you will need evidence to prove your rights under FTCA. You must be able to show that a VA employee acted negligently or wrongfully while working within the scope of his or her duties, and this misconduct was the direct cause of your injuries. In the context of veterans medical malpractice, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care when providing treatment. Some of the most common forms of medical negligence include:
- Diagnosis mistakes, including failure to diagnose and delays in diagnosis;
- Birth injuries and negligent prenatal care;
- Surgical errors;
- Anesthesia mistakes during surgery;
- Post-surgical errors and failure to prevent infection;
- Medication and prescription mistakes;
- Preventable suicide; and
- Many others.
By meeting the standard of proof in a VA medical malpractice claim, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the costs of medical treatment, pain and suffering, and many other losses.
Legal Support with Veterans Medical Malpractice Cases
Under FTCA, you are required to first exhaust your administrative remedies by pursuing a claim for VA medical negligence. You might be able to settle via this route, but you will need to initiate litigation in federal court if the government refuses to pay fair monetary damages. Our Oklahoma City veterans medical malpractice attorneys at Bertling Law Group will assist with such essential tasks as:
- Collecting evidence of your injuries, negligence, and losses;
- Calculating damages, an important task because you must stand by the amount from the beginning of the process;
- Negotiating settlement of your VA medical malpractice claim;
- Filing a lawsuit in court if settlement discussions are unsuccessful; and
- Pursuing your case throughout the litigation process.
Speak to Our Oklahoma City Veterans Medical Malpractice Lawyers About Your Options
The Bertling Law Group is dedicated to ensuring you receive fair compensation under FTCA, so we will develop a solid legal strategy for protecting your rights. To learn more about our services, please call 844-295-7558 or go online to set up a no-cost initial consultation with an experienced attorney.