Our client went to the Manchester Veterans Affairs hospital with a minor stroke. The providers failed to diagnose the cause of his stroke and failed to prevent a second, larger stroke—causing our client locked in syndrome. We received a $21,592,643 trial judgment and our client recovered $15,884,511.98 in trust for clients with lifetime benefits. Other fees include $5,398,160.76 for attorneys’ fees and $309,970.29 in litigation expenses.

This was 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 Postbefore 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. Since The Boston Globe expose on the Manchester VA hospital in July 2017, the federal government removed two top officials and ordered an investigation.

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.

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.