Florida Military Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Representing Injured Military Service Members & Veterans

Even the best medical institutions in the country can make unacceptable medical mistakes that hurt a patient, including military hospitals and on-base medical centers. If this happened to you or a loved one at a military hospital or clinic in Florida, then National Trial Law can help you understand your legal options and next steps. We have a team of medical malpractice attorneys who are well-versed in the unique regulations and laws that arise when medical malpractice cases involve the United States Military or another federal entity.

Thanks to our experience and resources, we can handle all sorts of military medical malpractice cases, such as:

  • Surgical errors
  • Wrong medication prescribed or administered
  • Wrongful death
  • Birth Injury and labor and delivery errors
  • Cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose or treat a stroke
  • Failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome
  • Failure to diagnose or treat kidney failure
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Other types of injuries from medical negligence

Would you like to know more? Call us at (833) 913-1885 and plan a free consultation.

record-setting case results
  • $7,860,000 Settlement Army Hospital Birth Injury
  • $6,500,000 Settlement Air Force Hospital Birth Injury
  • $5,800,000 Settlement Army Hospital Birth Injury
  • $5,117,473.50 Trial Judgment Air Force Hospital Medical Malpractice
  • $5,000,000 Settlement Army Hospital Failure to Diagnose
  • $5,000,000 Settlement Army Hospital Failure to Diagnose

Military Bases in Florida

At National Trial Law, our Florida military medical malpractice attorneys have successfully brought cases against every branch of the Armed Forces, including the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of the Navy, and the U.S. Department of the Air Force. We are also familiar with the many military bases around Florida, so you know that you can trust us with your case, no matter what military hospital or on-base medical clinic caused you to suffer an injury due to medical malpractice.

A few of the many military medical facilities in Florida include:

  • Eglin Air Force Base Hospital
  • Eglin VA Clinic
  • Patrick Space Force Base Clinic
  • The U.S. Army Troop Medical Clinic at Camp Blanding Army Base
  • Air Station Clearwater Medical Clinic
  • Naval Air Station Jacksonville Navy Base in Jacksonville
  • Naval Hospital Pensacola
  • Naval Hospital Jacksonville

National Trial Law has successfully negotiated many results on behalf of veterans and service members who have been victim to U.S. Government medical providers in Florida. For example, we recently reached a $6,500,000 Settlement on behalf of a family after Florida military medical center nurses provided too much oxytocin to our client and failed to monitor her labor and delivery, causing cerebral palsy in her child.

What is the FTCA?

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is complicated. When the negligent medical provider is employed at a military hospital or on-base medical center, the complications can be even more numerous and difficult to overcome on your own. For example, you can’t just file an injury claim against a military doctor or even against the U.S. Military like you would any other defendant. Instead, your case must follow a strict set of rules set by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Under the FTCA, you will likely need to follow these steps to file a military medical malpractice claim in Florida:

  1. Start by collecting as much information as you can about the medical procedure or procedures that went wrong, such as your related medical records and out of pocket billing records. Gathering these documents to our attorneys gives our team a strong starting point.
  2. Make a journal or daily notes about your overall health, limitations, and conditions caused by military medical malpractice. We can use your journal to understand your injury or illness better, and what a fair amount of compensation would look like based on it.
  3. Obtain, fill out, and file a Standard Form 95 before the two-year statute of limitations expires. In some cases filed against the federal government, the usual FTCA statute of limitations might not apply, and there could be even less time than normal to start a claim. Acting quickly is important.
  4. Consider filing an FTCA lawsuit in federal court if your Form 95 is rejected or no fair settlement offer has been presented. If the administrative claim is denied, then you have six months at most to pursue a lawsuit instead.

Real Client testimonials

  • Helped me navigate an extremely complex system

    “I couldn’t recommend her enough.”

  • Very impressed

    “She always responded quickly and kept me informed at all times.”

  • Instantly put us at ease.

    “Words cannot fully express the amount of gratitude that we have for the both of you.”

  • The entire team was always professional and supportive.

    “Chip was always there to answer questions, calm me down and let me know everything was going to be okay!”

  • We are truly grateful for Jamal and his team

    “After a long and lengthy process we feel secure in that we will be able to provide everything our son needs and deserves through the trusts that they set up for him.”

Our Attorneys Can Handle It

The outlined steps above for a claim or lawsuit using the FTCA might seem intimidating. However, you can simplify everything for yourself by allowing our legal team to represent and guide you from start to finish. Our Florida military medical malpractice attorneys would be honored to help you during this challenging time.

We can handle all parts of your case, including but not limited to:

  • Drafting the Form 95: Leave the retrieval, completion, and filing of the Form 95 up to our attorneys, so you can know that you don’t miss any important steps or deadlines.
  • Responding to inquiries: The government and/or U.S. Military will probably have many questions about your Florida military medical malpractice claim. Not to mention the questions from the lawyers representing them. Our attorneys can act on your behalf and respond to any inquiries promptly and professionally.
  • Negotiating a settlement: If the claim is accepted, then settlement negotiations might be proposed. We can represent you in these negotiations, protect your best interests, and attempt to secure a fair recovery before going to court.
  • Preparing a lawsuit: If settlements do not work due to no fair amount being offered, or the claim is denied, then we can talk about taking the case further to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Our firm has the resources needed to handle federal litigation, so we will be ready to represent you if you wish to continue. Keep in mind that you must file a lawsuit within six months of the initial administrative claim denial.

    More attorneys named Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in the “Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff” category in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 than any other law firm in Texas (Bill Whitehurst, Chip Brees, Michelle Cheng, Jamal Alsaffar, Laurie Higginbotham and Tom Jacob)


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Free Consultations Available

We don’t want you to stress about the cost of affording high-quality legal counsel like ours, either. That’s why we offer contingency fees to military service members, veterans, and reservists. With contingency fees, you don’t have to pay any out-of-pocket costs for our attorneys’ services unless we end your case with a favorable settlement or judgment. Also, FTCA rules cap attorney fees for such cases at 20% if the case is settled at the administrative claim stage, or 25% of the total recovery if the claim is resolved after suit is filed, guaranteeing that the cost of legal services never comes out of pocket or has to be paid up front to bring a claim. And if we don’t settle or win your claim, you will never pay a legal fee.

Get Answers to Your Questions – Call Now

Bring your Florida military medical malpractice claim to National Trial Law, where you know an accomplished team of attorneys is standing by to help. As a military service member or veteran from any branch of the Armed Forces, you and your family deserve the best treatment and care. If a military hospital or on-base clinic failed to deliver it, and you or a loved one suffered because of it, then let us show you our respect and thanks by offering reputable and experienced legal counsel when it counts the most.

To arrange a FREE consultation, start by dialing (833) 913-1885. Thank you.

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  • Austin Monthly’s Top Attorneys of 2022
  • Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award 2022 – Texas Bar Foundation Awards
  • Expertise.com – “Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Austin 2022”

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