Navy Hospital Medical Malpractice

Navy Hospital Medical Malpractice2017-12-13T08:27:28-05:00
navy hospital medical malpractice

We handle a wide range of Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), including representing medical malpractice victims at naval hospitals or medical centers. We have represented service members and their families in a wide range of cases at Navy hospitals across the country. We handle many types of medical malpractice at Navy hospitals, including Brain and spinal injury caseswrongful death, and birth injuries.

How do I sue the Navy?

When filing suit against the United States for injuries from 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 Navy hospital medical malpractice, call us now—if you wait too long, it may be too late.

Naval Medical Centers

Some of the Navy hospitals that we have been able to get settlements or verdicts for our clients include:

  • 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

Don’t see your Naval Hospital here? Don’t worry. We have experience fighting for servicemen and women and their families against the Navy all across the country.

Case Results

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 Navy:

$13,690,648 Trial Verdict

Navy Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $12,500,000 settlement $9,183,752 received by clients with lifetime benefits $3,125,000 attorneys' fees $191,248 litigation expenses Brown v. United States Naval Branch Health Clinic, Millington, TN Navy doctors failed to properly prescribe prenatal vitamins containing folic acid which resulted in our client suffering a devastating spinal

$3,000,000 Settlement

Navy Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $2,322,359 received by clients with lifetime benefits $600,000 attorneys' fees $77,641 litigation expenses Carman v. United States Portsmouth Naval Medical Center During labor and delivery, Navy providers failed to timely respond to our client's placental abruption causing permanent and severe brain damage to her baby.

$2,800,000 Settlement

Navy Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $2,216,740.36 received by clients with lifetime benefits $560,000.00 attorneys' fees $23,259.64 litigation expenses Calcagno v. United States Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Misdiagnosis of a marginal ulcer leading to fetal distress. Mother required emergency laparotomy with cesarean section, and baby had significant developmental and neurological