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.