Illinois VA Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical Malpractice Claims Involving VA Hospitals
Medical malpractice can happen whenever a medical provider does not give enough attention to proper protocols and accepted standards of medical care, including in military hospitals and on-base military clinics. If an Illinois VA or military doctor, nurse, or another medical practitioner’s mistakes caused you to suffer an injury or illness, then you should investigate whether you can seek compensation and justice through a military medical malpractice case. National Trial Law is here to help you navigate this complicated situation, which will involve a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) case. Unlike the average medical malpractice case, military medical malpractice cases are brought against the U.S. federal government, so the steps to justice can be much more difficult. It is always advised that you get an attorney who focuses on these types of cases on your side as soon as possible.
Examples of VA and military medical malpractice case types we accept in Illinois include:
- Birth injuries
- Labor and delivery errors
- Stroke misdiagnosis
- Kidney failure
- Spinal cord injuries
- Surgical errors
- Prescription or medication errors
- In-hospital patient neglect
- Wrongful deaths
Don’t fight the government alone. Call our Illinois military medical malpractice lawyers at (833) 913-1885 now.
VA Hospitals in Illinois
If you were treated by a VA Clinic or Hospital in Illinois, then National Trial Law can help you with a VA medical malpractice case. Thanks to our experience with this specific type of case, we can file FTCA cases against the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of Air Force.
Prominent VA and military medical centers in Illinois include:
- Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair
- Rock Island Arsenal Army Base in Arsenal Island
- Great Lakes Training Center Navy Base North Chicago
- Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital
- Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
- Jesse Brown VA Center
- Resurrection Westlake Hospital
Overview of FTCA Cases
Filing a medical malpractice claim against the U.S. government does not follow the typical steps you might expect. Instead, you will need to file an FTCA case, which includes filing a Standard Form 95 claim first. This process is administrative at first and could be resolved without the need for a lawsuit. To take the stress out of the FTCA claims process, allow our Illinois military medical malpractice attorneys to handle the case from start to finish.
Steps that you can expect in an FTCA VA or military medical malpractice case include:
- Compiling your medical records and relevant documentation to show how a medical mistake at an Illinois military hospital or clinic caused you to suffer an injury and incur damages like increased medical costs.
- Creating a daily wellness journal that tracks your symptoms and struggles associated with the injury caused by military medical malpractice. This journal will help us show how your life has changed due to the injury.
- Filing a completed Form 95 within the two-year FTCA statute of limitations, which will request compensation from the federal government for your injury and losses based on the “sum certain” amount owed to you. If the claim is accepted, then we can help you through the administrative processes.
- Negotiating a settlement if the case is rejected initially. If a settlement is not possible, then we can consider filing an FTCA lawsuit in federal court, which must be done within six months of the original claim’s denial.
Can Military Veterans File FTCA Claims?
Even if your active-duty time with the U.S. Armed Forces has come to an end, you can still file an FTCA claim after suffering from military medical malpractice in Illinois. The FTCA provides a route to compensation for active duty service members, veterans, reservists, and their families. If your injury or illness was caused at a military hospital or on-base medical center, then this option should be available to you.
Compensation in a Military Medical Malpractice Case
Under the language of the FTCA, a claim filed using this federal law is seen as a personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and/or property damage claim. The damages that are available in these case types in civil court are typically available through a successful FTCA claim. Specifically, when we fill out the Form 95 for you, we will calculate your total losses and present them as the “sum certain” amount.
Damages that we can consider when calculating the sum certain of your case include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Past and future income loss
- Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
- Disabilities and lessened enjoyment of life
Why Hire a Military Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
The steps you must take to file an FTCA claim for military medical malpractice in Illinois must be precise. If you make a mistake or miss a deadline, then the entire process can be delayed or disrupted, hurting your chances of getting the compensation that you need. When looking for legal help, choose a law firm with experience specifically related to military medical malpractice and FTCA cases because the average lawyer won’t know the ins and outs of the related procedures. At National Trial Law, we have a team of attorneys who focus on FTCA cases and military medical malpractice, so you know that you can trust us to give your case the respect and attention it deserves.
We can help with all parts of your case, such as:
- Drafting and filing the Form 95.
- Responding to inquiries from the federal government.
- Negotiating a settlement.
- Taking the case to federal court if necessary.
Empower Your Case – Call Now
Military medical malpractice is harrowing, so don’t face its consequences alone. Talk to National Trial Law now to see how our attorneys can help you navigate the situation and demand justice and compensation. We are proud to help military service members, veterans, and their families through tough times by providing reliable legal counsel.
See what to do about your Illinois military medical malpractice case. Contact us online or call (833) 913-1885.
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