Norfolk Military Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights After Military Medical Malpractice

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or health complication while receiving medical treatment from a military hospital or on-base medical clinic? You could have the right to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit in pursuit of justice or compensation. However, you should know that taking a claim against a branch of the federal government like the Department of the Army or the Department of the Navy is complicated, so much so that many law firms aren’t prepared for the challenge.

At National Trial Law, we are proud to be nationally recognized as a trusted law firm for all cases related to military medical malpractice, including here in Norfolk, Virginia. With our extensive experience and resources, we are always ready to take on the next difficult case for a military service member in need. Whether you were hurt at Langley Air Force Base Hospital, Marine Corps Base Quantico Health, or another military medical center, you can depend on us for honest and efficient legal counsel and representation.

Thank you for your service. Let us show our thanks by offering a free initial consultation. Call (833) 913-1885 now.

Different Forms of Military Medical Malpractice

Military healthcare providers are required to provide patients with medical treatments that meet acceptable standards of care. If this standard is not met and a patient is harmed as a result, it could constitute military medical malpractice. Not sure if you or a loved one were harmed by military medical malpractice? Start by talking with a Norfolk military medical malpractice lawyer from our firm. We can review your case to see if you have the grounds to file a claim.

Our legal team can handle all sorts of military medical malpractice cases, such as:

  • Misdiagnosis: Doctors must use appropriate tools and tests to accurately diagnose a patient in as little time as possible. Failing to diagnose a patient correctly or within a reasonable amount of time could constitute military medical malpractice.
  • Delayed treatment: Once it is known how to treat a patient, military medical providers must offer the correct treatment without any unnecessary delay. If a delay happens and a patient is hurt due to it, a lawsuit might follow.
  • Surgical errors: Even seemingly small errors during a surgical procedure can result in life-changing or life-threatening complications, such as damaging a nerve or artery during routine surgery.
  • Anesthesia errors: Administering not enough anesthesia can cause a patient to experience pain during surgery and other complications. Administering too much anesthesia may be fatal. Only the correct precise amount is medically acceptable.
  • Medication errors: A prescription error – such as prescribing the wrong medication or giving a patient the wrong dosage – can result in severe health consequences, some of them potentially fatal.
  • Birth injuries: When a child is born with a birth injury in a military medical center or military hospital, an investigation should be conducted to determine if the birth injury was caused by a preventable medical error.

Our attorneys from National Trial Law can also handle wrongful death claims with compassion and sensitivity. If you lost a loved one to military medical malpractice in Norfolk, please know that you can talk to us about what to do to seek justice and a sense of closure, which could be attainable through legal action.

What is the Federal Tort Claims Act?

The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is federal legislation that allows individuals to sue the federal government for compensation after suffering an injury or loss, much like a typical civil injury claim. If you were hurt by the negligence of a military medical provider or military healthcare institution, you will likely need to use the FTCA to seek compensation.

National Trial Law can help you understand the FTCA and how it applies to your situation. Importantly, the FTCA usually allows for a settlement to be reached through administrative processes, not necessarily courtroom procedures. All the same, our Norfolk military medical malpractice lawyers are prepared to help you with any legal process that involves the FTCA, so you don’t have to worry about any of the details and requirements on your own.

Compensation Through Military Medical Malpractice Claims

Money cannot undo the mistakes of a military medical professional, but it can help you recover and try to get as close to “back to normal” as possible. We proudly fight for every dollar owed to our clients in military medical malpractice claims. No matter the total value of the compensation owed to you and your family, we’ll be ready to pursue it in your name.

Compensation that could be available in our military medical malpractice claim are:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages and income
  • Permanent disability and disfigurement
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish

Unique damages might be available in a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one to military medical malpractice, such as those related to burial fees and income that the deceased person would have earned in life had the fatal medical error never happened. Let us figure out the maximum compensation available in your claim, so we can fight on behalf of your family and your loved one’s memory.

Statute of Limitations for Military Medical Malpractice Claims

To file a military medical malpractice claim in Norfolk, Virginia, your case will be held to statutes set by the FTCA. Specifically, you likely only have two years from the date of your injury or loss to file a claim, which could be noticeably shorter than what a typical Virginia statute of limitations would allow. To know that your claim is processed and filed before any deadlines expire, talk to our team as soon as possible.

Hand Your Case to Us Today

You shouldn’t stress about legal details and laws when you should be recovering from medical negligence. That’s why you should hand your Norfolk military medical malpractice case to the trusted attorneys of National Trial Law.

We are proud to be known by clients far and wide for our:

  • Experience: We bring decades of collective legal experience to every military medical malpractice case we handle, so nothing can surprise us.
  • Knowledge: We are closely familiar with all laws related to military medical malpractice claims, including federal liability and healthcare laws.
  • Aggressive representation: We can fight the government in court for you if that is what is needed to pursue justice in your name.
  • Compassion: We are genuinely compassionate because we are authentically passionate about what we do—helping military veterans through legal challenges is our team’s calling.

Find out more about military medical malpractice claims filed in Norfolk. Just dial (833) 913-1885 and ask for a FREE case evaluation.

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

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