San Antonio Active Duty and Veterans Medical Malpractice Attorney
From one end of San Antonio to the other, the city’s diameter is bisected by Joint Base San Antonio, with Lackland AFB at one end, Randolph AFB at the other, and the Army’s Fort Sam Houston right in the middle. The three bases together are home to nearly 80,000 active duty and DOD civilians, more than 50,000 family members and dependents, and over 75,000 retirees.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the 59th Medical Wing, with a staff of 8,000 military, civilian and contract personnel in six distinct groups across the metroplex, providing health care to 240,000 beneficiaries in San Antonio. Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, the Army’s flagship medical facility for outpatient care, treats more than 55,000 patients across 25 outpatient clinics and clinic services. It houses the Department of Defense’s largest ambulatory surgical center, the largest DOD blood donor center, and the largest dental facility in the DOD, including the only dental group in the Air Force.
Brooke Army Medical Center is the Army’s flagship medical institution and the largest DOD medical facility, as well as the DOD’s largest in-patient hospital and only Level 1 Trauma Center. It is staffed by more than 8,000 soldiers, airmen, sailors, civilians, and contractors providing care to wounded service members and the greater San Antonio community.
Medical care at Joint Base San Antonio might be among the best care anywhere, but what happens when things go wrong and patients are injured or killed because of a doctor’s surgical error or misdiagnosis, a nurse’s medication mistake, or when a hospital’s lack of management and supervision causes a patient to receive the wrong operation or a baby to be sent home with the wrong parents? Mistakes like these can and do happen every day, even at premier medical facilities like those at Lackland or Fort Sam.
When medical care goes wrong and patients are injured by a doctor’s or hospital’s negligence, injured patients and their families deserve answers. They deserve to know what went wrong and what steps the hospital is taking to ensure the same mistake doesn’t happen again. And they deserve to be compensated appropriately for the additional injury they have suffered due to medical malpractice.
Bertling Law Group is a medical malpractice law firm serving active-duty military service members and veterans who have been harmed by medical mistakes in San Antonio. It was only very recently that the Department of Defense opened itself up to compensation claims based on medical malpractice at a military hospital or clinic. Most medical malpractice attorneys are unfamiliar with the special rules and procedures when a military or veterans clinic is involved, and most military lawyers are not especially familiar with malpractice claims. At Bertling Law Group, we have decades of experience in medical malpractice law, including defending doctors and hospitals accused of malpractice, so we know how the other works. Additionally, our firm has been a leading voice in representing military members, veterans and their families harmed by medical malpractice, including cases where negligent medical care at a military hospital or clinic resulted in a patient’s suicide. Our office is ready to listen to your concerns, get answers to your questions, and make sure you are appropriately compensated for the harm you have suffered. Let us help you with your military or veteran’s medical malpractice claim in San Antonio.
San Antonio Military and Veterans Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Our comprehensive medical malpractice law firm handles a wide array of cases involving all the different kinds of mistakes doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers and facilities make through their negligent handling of patient care. Our practice areas include:
- Failure to Diagnose
- Delays in Medical Diagnosis
- Negligent Prenatal Care
- Birth Injuries
- Medication and Prescription Errors
- Surgical Negligence
- Unnecessary Surgeries
- Anesthesia Negligence
- Post-Surgical Errors and Infections
- Nursing Negligence
- Negligent Medical Care and Mental Health Support Resulting in Suicide
Bertling Law Group handles medical malpractice claims against both the DOD (active-duty) and the VA (veterans). DOD claims involve a strict administrative procedure, with no pre-trial discovery and no judicial review if a claim is denied. VA claims involve an administrative procedure as well, although vets can also take their case into federal court if the administrative claim isn’t satisfactorily resolved within six months. Our office is familiar with these claims processes as well as courtroom litigation and works to resolve your claim efficiently and effectively while securing substantial compensation for your injuries.
Call Bertling Law Group if you believe you or a loved one were harmed by negligent medical care at any of the following facilities:
- Brooke Army Medical Center
- North Central Federal Clinic
- McWethy Troop Medical Clinic
- Reid Clinic
- Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
- San Antonio-Southwest Military VA Clinic
- Frank M. Tejeda Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic
- San Antonio-Southwest Military VA Clinic
- Balcones Heights VA Clinic
- Christus Santa Rosa VA Clinic
- Pecan Valley VA Clinic
- South Bexar County VA Clinic-
- Northeast 410 VA Clinic
- Data Point VA Clinic
Bertling Law Group Is Your Source for Help After a Medical Malpractice Injury at a San Antonio Military Hospital or VA Clinic
Attorney Peter Bertling and his team at Bertling Law Group are here for you if you’ve been injured by medical malpractice at a San Antonio military or veterans hospital, medical center or clinic. Call 844-295-7558 for a free consultation. We advance all costs and only charge a fee if we are successful in your case. Contingency fees for DOD and VA claims are set by statute at a lower rate than what attorneys charge in civilian claims, allowing you to retain more of the award we win for you. Call today to get answers to your questions along with justice, accountability, and compensation.