Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital Medical Malpractice

Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital Medical Malpractice2020-06-04T16:07:28-05:00

If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice at a VA hospital, contact us immediately. Our VA lawyers have handled many types of medical malpractice cases from across the country at VA hospitals, including patient neglect, spinal cord injuries, and failures to diagnose infections, cancers, and other diseases. Our VA medical malpractice attorneys handle many types of cases:

  • Failure to diagnose disease/cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or incorrect diagnosis of disease/cancer
  • Surgical mistakes, including leaving equipment, tools, sponges, inside the body (sometimes called “foreign body” cases)
  • Delay in diagnosing disease/cancer
  • Failure to monitor or treat a disease or cancer
  • Wrong medication prescribed or administered
  • Unnecessary procedures causing injury
How do I sue Veterans Affairs?

To recover against the VA for VA Medical Malpractice you must first present an administrative claim against the VA before you can file suit against the United States of America. When filing suit against the United States for injuries from medical malpractice at a VA hospital, individuals must follow the strict rules of the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Should I file a claim myself?

It is usually better if you work with a specialized VA medical malpractice lawyer 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 VA attorney 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.

Case Results

You can see all of our case results on our case results page. We also have managed to get results all across the United States. But here are some case results our VA medical malpractice lawyers have gotten against the Department of Veterans Affairs specifically:

$21,592,643 Trial Verdict

Veterans Affairs Stroke Misdiagnosis $21,592,643.03 trial verdict $15,884,511.98 in trust for clients with lifetime benefits $5,398,160.76 attorneys' fees $309,970.29 litigation expenses Farley v. United States VAMC Manchester, N.H. Our client went to the Manchester Veterans Affairs with a minor stroke. The providers failed to diagnose the cause of his stroke

$2,800,000 Settlement

Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice $2,058,503 received by clients $700,000 attorneys' fees $41,497 litigation expenses Mahaney v. United States Shreveport VA Medical Center Surgical Medical Malpractice that resulted in paralysis of the lower extremities.

$2,000,000 Settlement

Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice Brain Injury $1,432,118 received by clients with lifetime benefits $500,000 attorneys' fees $67,227 litigation expenses Richardson v. United States Audie Murphy VA Hospital Our client was on the telemetry floor of the hospital. He went to the bathroom, pushed the nurse call button, and coded. Providers

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