It is no secret that veteran hospitals and other government run healthcare facilities do not provide patients with an appropriate standard of care. Unfortunately, however, they are not held to the same standard of care to which civilian doctors are held, which makes suing a military doctor for medical malpractice much more difficult than suing a civilian doctor—which is a tough process in and of itself. For this reason, when service members or members of their family are injured by a negligent doctor or healthcare provider, it would be in their best interests to contact a military medical malpractice lawyer as soon after the incident as possible.
If you or a loved one was injured by a healthcare provider at your VA hospital or on base healthcare facility, reach out to Palmer | Lopez, today. Our lawyers are devoted to helping victims of medical malpractice recover a full and fair amount of compensation for the injuries they have sustained.
Bringing a Claim Under the Federal Torts Claims Act
Though military doctors and healthcare professionals are not upheld to the same standards of care that civilian doctors are held to, they are governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act and Military Claims Act. Both these bodies of law allow injured parties to seek damages from the federal government when military or government doctors fail to provide an accepted standard of care.
Filing a claim under either one of these acts requires extensive knowledge of the procedures and requirements of the court in which such claims are heard, both of which are vastly different than those that govern civilian personal injury claims. For this reason, not just any Tampa medical malpractice lawyer can handle your case. If you wish to prevail against a government body, you need an attorney who is familiar with FTCA claims and who knows what is required to both initiate the process and follow it through to the end.
Types of Military Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle
At Palmer | Lopez, our team is familiar with a variety of medical negligence cases of both the civilian and military variety. We have the knowledge and resources to help you maximize compensation for injuries or wrongful death resulting from any of the following types of incidences:
- Anesthesia errors;
- Surgical errors;
- Diagnostic errors;
- Birth injuries;
- Medication errors;
- Pharmacy malpractice; and
- ER errors.
If you or a loved one was the victim of any of the aforementioned types of accidents, or if you sustained an injury because of a military or government healthcare providers negligence, we are prepared to help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve to recover in comfort.
Contact Our Tampa Military Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
Medical malpractice cases are challenging in and of themselves, but when you add government protections and regulations into the mix, they become even more so. For this reason, if you or a loved one was injured at the hands of a military or government healthcare provider, it would be in your best interests to retain the help of a Tampa military medical malpractice lawyer. Contact Palmer | Lopez, today to discuss your case and your options.