We are military malpractice attorneys specialized in handling cases against the United States, when one of the military branch hospitals commit medical malpractice. We have represented servicemen and women across the United States in many cases involving medical malpractice. We handle many types of military medical malpractice, including Brain and spinal injury cases, wrongful death, and birth injuries.
HOW DO I SUE THE MILITARY?
When filing suit against the United States for injuries from military medical malpractice at a military hospital, individuals must follow the strict rules of the Federal Tort Claims Act.
- A Form 95 must be filed with the correct federal agency.
- The Form 95 must state the nature of your claim and what’s called a “sum certain.”
- The Form 95 must be filed within 2 years of accrual of the negligence.
Once the Form 95 has been filed with the appropriate federal agency, then you must work with the agency to resolve your claim. There are a lot of pitfalls if you do not know what you are doing. If you cannot successfully resolve the claim administratively, you have the option of filing suit so long as you file within the appropriate limitations period. Our attorneys have decades of trial experience and are able to assist you in this process. Please contact us if you need a free evaluation of your claim. Once you have filed your form 95, you must wait at least 6 months (maybe more depending on the course of your administrative claim) before you can file a federal lawsuit.
If you believe you are a victim of military medical malpractice, call us now—if you wait too long, it may be too late.
You can look at our national reach page to see our success in states across the United States. You can also see our full results on our case results page. Here are some of the cases that we have won against the Army, Navy, and Air Force:
MILITARY HOSPITAL FACILITIES
We have received settlements or verdicts for our clients for negligence at military hospitals across the country, including:
- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), Fort Campbell, Kentucky (located on the state border between Kentucky and Tennessee).
- Brook Army Medical Center, BAMC, (known now as the San Antonio Military Medical Center, SAMMC), in San Antonio, Texas
- Darnell Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas (near the Killeen area)
- El Paso Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas
- Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carlson, Colorado
- Fort George Meade Kimbrough Army Hospital, Ft. George Meade, Maryland
- Fort McPherson Army Medical Center, Army Health Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia
- General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
- Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky
- San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
- Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, MD serving the greater Washington, DC area
- Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Georgia
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice at one of the above army hospitals, our military malpractice attorneys can help you navigate the complex federal tort claims act system to seek compensation for your injuries.
Naval Medical Centers
- Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, California
- Lemoore Naval Hospital, Lemoore, CA
- Memphis, Tennessee Navy Clinics
- Pensacola Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Florida (in resource sharing agreement with Fort Walton Beach Hospital)
- Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia
- San Diego Naval Medical Center, Bob Wilson Naval Hospital (“Balboa Hospital”), San Diego, California
Air Force Medical Centers
We have received settlements or verdicts for our clients for negligence at Air Force hospitals across the country, including:
- David Grant US Air Force Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California
- Lackland Air Force Base, Wilford Hall Medical Center and Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas (serving the San Antonio area)
- Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, (79th Medical Wing) Andrews Air Force Base, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
- McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas
- Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Medical Center, Goldsboro, North Carolina
- Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
SHOULD I FILE AN ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIM MYSELF?
It is usually better if you work with a law firm to present your administrative claim because there are many details of the law that a non-lawyer may not be aware of in presenting an administrative claim. You can lose valuable time correcting mistakes, or may use up one of the two chances that you have to present a claim administratively. Your safest bet is to consult with a law firm experienced in handling FTCA cases and work with them to present the best administrative claim possible. Don’t delay because the more time your law firm has to review the file and prepare your claim before the statute of limitations expires, the better.