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Medical Malpractice at VA Facilities


Helping veterans in Maine and New England get the compensation they deserve when they are seriously injured due to medical negligence

Malpractice at VA Facilities

Medical malpractice committed by doctors within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) System is a pressing issue, with the Government paying tens of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments following jury verdicts every year for cases filed against them. This isn’t the care our military veterans deserve.

Federal law requires that medical malpractice cases arising out of care rendered through the VA go through a different process than cases arising out of care rendered outside of the VA.

After having risked and sacrificed so much for all of us, once they have finished their service, veterans entrust their health—and indeed their lives—to the VA.  When the VA breaks that trust, it leaves veterans and their families feeling hurt, frustrated, confused, and in search of answers and options. When our military heroes are seriously injured or killed due to medical malpractice, those responsible need to be held accountable.

Legal Courses of Action for Veterans Who Are Victims of Medical Malpractice

There is common misconception that veterans cannot sue for medical malpractice committed at the VA. When victims believe that they are unable to seek legal action, they don’t fight back, leaving them without compensation for their suffering and the VA unaccountable for the harm its doctors inflict. But veterans can in fact sue the VA for medical malpractice, pursuant to a federal law—the Federal Torts Claims Act. Berman & Simmons has the talent and experience to help you fight for your rights.

Berman & Simmons is proud to help our veterans get the respect, support, and compensation they deserve. We understand the complex and counterintuitive procedures required for these claims and will advise you on which course of action is best for your case. This is why it is vital that you speak to an attorney before filing your claim.

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Devastating and Life-Changing Harms

When you trust your doctors, you expect them to do their best to make you well. Unfortunately, they don’t always live up to that standard. Some common types of medical malpractice claims the VA is facing include:

  • Surgical error
  • Complications from surgery, including infection
  • Failure to diagnose serious and life-threatening conditions
  • Failure to treat

The committed and compassionate attorneys at Berman & Simmons understand that the harm inflicted by negligent doctors often extends beyond physical harms. Veterans’ lives can be permanently changed for the worse in a variety of ways. Their professional endeavors, activities of daily living, and ability to engage their passions can all be harmed—along with their bodies. The law allows you to seek compensation for all of these harms, and Berman & Simmons knows how to help you do it.

The Lawyers Best Suited for Your Recovery

The attorneys of Berman & Simmons have immense respect for our veterans and gratitude for what they have risked and sacrificed for our country. We are dedicated to using our skills and resources to standing up for those who have always stood up for and served others.

We collaborate with the world’s leading and most highly credentialed medical experts to ensure both you and the courts understand your case to the fullest extent and that you get the maximum compensation possible. Our record of success in medical malpractice cases is second to none. With attorneys who combine their legal talent with extensive medical knowledge, Berman & Simmons has received over $1 billion for our clients, including several of the largest medical malpractice verdicts and settlements ever obtained in Maine.

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A History of Success

Berman & Simmons has a long record of winning medical malpractice cases involving care at the VA. We recently helped a client reach a $2.75 million settlement after the VA failed to diagnose a bacterial infection in his spine, leaving him paralyzed. We worked with him to get him the compensation he was owed.

Helping You Navigate the VA Claims Process

At Berman & Simmons we want to make sure that you get the best legal services available for your claim against the VA. Our attorneys are committed to answering your questions and providing a free consultation as you consider whether and/or how to pursue a claim. We strongly encourage you to contact us prior to initiating the process and submitting your claim to ensure you have a correct and complete understanding of your options. Call 207-784-3576 to speak with someone on our team today.

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