Manchester VA Medical Malpractice Scandal: How to Sue the VA

Manchester VA Medical Malpractice Scandal: How to Sue the VA 2017-10-02T13:58:23+00:00

(Left) A fly-zapper in an abandoned operating room at the Manchester VA. (Right) Blood or rust on supposedly sterilized surgical instruments at the Manchester VA. Photos courtesy of The Boston Globe.

Flies in the operating room. Blood and rust on unsterilized surgical instruments. Patients with life-threatening conditions waiting for referrals. Yet these scenes are not from a 3rd world country, but 50 miles from Boston at the Manchester VA. Since The Boston Globe expose on the Manchester VA hospital in July 2017, the federal government removed two top officials and ordered an investigation.

Our Lawyers Won Record-setting Results Against the Manchester VA

It’s especially relevant that our law firm won the largest individual personal injury award in New Hampshire history against the Manchester VA system for medical malpractice.  We won $21.5 million in damages for veteran Michael Farley and his family for medical malpractice.  According to The Washington Post, before our firm’s record win in 2015, the previous highest award in New Hampshire was in a 2012 pharmaceutical case later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Endangering Patients

Like Mr. Farley, there are many victims of medical malpractice at the Manchester VA. Dr. William “Ed” Kois, former head of the Manchester VA spinal cord clinic, along with 11 physicians and staff contacted a federal whistle-blower agency saying that the Manchester VA endangers patients. The US Office of Special Counsel found a “substantial likelihood” of legal violations, gross mismanagement, abuse of authority, and a danger to public health. Victims of VA medical malpractice at the Manchester VA need experienced lawyers fighting for their rights.

Holding the VA Accountable: Your Legal Rights

Contact us today if medical malpractice at the Manchester VA injured you or a loved one. If you were injured by medical malpractice, you may be entitled to money damages from the VA. Veterans and their families can sue the VA for medical malpractice.  You can win damages for pain and suffering and for lifetime medical costs, therefore your medical care can be outside of the VA system.  Our lawyers are ready to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

How to Sue the Manchester VA

To sue the  VA for Medical Malpractice you must first present an administrative claim against the VA before you can file suit. The rules for suing the VA are complex. Our lawyers can bring your claim against the VA.

Before filing suit:

  • First you need to present a Form 95 to the correct VA office on time.
  • In addition, the claim must be made within 2 years of the medical malpractice or the discovery that your injury was caused by medical malpractice.
  • Also the claim must be signed, state the nature of your claim, and a “sum certain” of total damages.
  • Finally, the total damages listed on this form becomes the maximum amount that you can win from the VA, so it’s important not to underestimate damages.
Contact Us Today

As a result of decades of experience, our attorneys know how to sue the VA. Furthermore, only our lawyers won the highest medical malpractice trial damages in the history of New Hampshire. Most noteworthy, our lawyers won that record-high award against the Manchester VA system. We have the financial resources to sue the VA. Contact us for a free evaluation of your claim.

In conclusion, victims of medical malpractice need the right lawyer. Call us now if you are a victim of medical malpractice at the Manchester VA hospital.  If you wait too long, it may be too late. Because your future depends on the lawyer you hire to handle your medical malpractice claim. Don’t you want the firm that set a record against the Manchester VA fighting in your corner?