Medical Malpractice Attorney for Military Members and Veterans in Omaha, Nebraska
Just south of Omaha, Offutt Air Force Base serves as home to the U.S. Strategic Command, as well as the 557th Weather Wing and 55th Wing of the Air Combat Command. Nearly 9,000 people and over 2,000 families reside on the base, and many others affiliated with the base reside in Omaha. Offutt AFB is the chief employer for residents of Omaha.
When military members and families in Omaha need medical care, whether living on base or in the city, they often turn to the 55th Medical Group – Ehrling Bergquist Clinic at Offutt AFB. This clinic provides primary care, preventive care, urgent and emergency care, mental health and substance abuse, lab tests and radiology, case management, dental, pharmacy, vision, women’s health and pregnancy, children’s health and specialty care. Specialties at the clinic include:
- Audiology / Speech Pathology
- Clinical Psychology
- Family Advocacy
- Family Health
- Family Medicine
- Health Promotion
- Mental Health
- Obstetrics and Newborn Services
- Occupational Health
- Overseas & Sea Duty Screening
- Physical Therapy
- Population Health (wellness)
- Social Work
- Substance Abuse
There is a lot of medical care going on at Offutt AFB, and sometimes that medical care is not up to the appropriate standard. Because of a new law passed in 2020, military service members can pursue claims for medical malpractice injuries incurred incident to service by filing Standard Form 95. There is no right to appeal a ruling against your claim or any way to bring your suit in federal court, so your best and only chance for compensation is through this administrative process. Bertling Law Group can assist you in making your claim so you are set up for success.
Support for Veterans in Omaha Harmed by Medical Malpractice
Bertling Law Group is proud to serve veterans in Omaha and help them when they’ve been harmed by medical malpractice at the VA Medical Center in Omaha or a VA clinic in Omaha or Bellevue. The Omaha VA main campus provides primary care and specialty health services, including urgent care, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, palliative and hospice care, suicide prevention, and more. Because of the wide variety of services offered, patients could be harmed by medical negligence in a number of ways, including surgical mistakes, medication errors, misdiagnosis and more.
By holding itself out as a resource for suicide prevention, the Omaha VA can be held liable if it does not take reasonable steps to diagnose the need for suicide prevention and take appropriate measures according to the accepted standard of medical care. Bertling Law Group has taken the lead in taking on cases like these around the country and is committed to improving the quality of care for our veterans in Omaha and nationwide.
We represent veterans in administrative claims before the VA Regional Counsel, and our team is also ready and able to litigate the matter in federal court if it can’t be resolved administratively. With over 30 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in medical malpractice cases, attorney Peter Bertling and his team at Bertling Law Group are well-equipped to handle your VA malpractice claim at either level.
Get the Help You Need With Military and Veterans Medical Malpractice Claims in Omaha
Serving your country involves sacrifice, but that doesn’t include receiving negligent medical care. The VA has recognized that fact for years by allowing lawsuits under the Federal Tort Claims Act, and the Department of Defense has finally realized this as well by overturning the 70-year old Feres Doctrine and allowing claims for money damages against military doctors, hospitals and clinics. Bertling Law Group is here to support you with your claim by providing compassionate and zealous advocacy to help you get the care and compensation you need. If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice at a military hospital or clinic in Omaha or an Omaha VA medical center or clinic, call Bertling Law Group at 844-295-7558 for a free consultation and immediate assistance with your claim.