Seattle Military Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Help for Service Members Injured in Military Hospitals, Clinics & Health Centers

When active-duty service members, veterans, and their families are hurt by military medical malpractice, they face unique challenges. In addition to dealing with severe and lasting injuries, they may also face significant hurdles to obtaining the help and compensation they need. The process of filing a medical malpractice claim against the federal government can be incredibly difficult and confusing.

At National Trial Law, we help service members navigate the complexities of military medical malpractice cases. Our Seattle military medical malpractice lawyers are available to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way. We have a proven record of success in these cases – including numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements.

We help those injured by medical negligence in military hospitals, clinics, and health centers in Seattle and throughout Washington State, including:

  • Seattle VA Medical Center
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle
  • Naval Base Kitsap
  • Naval Hospital Bremerton
  • Naval Station Everett

Call us at (833) 913-1885 or contact us online to learn how we can assist you with your case. We offer free, confidential consultations.

Madigan Army Medical Center

Madigan Army Medical Center, located in Seattle metroplex, is the largest military hospital on the West Coast. It serves over 100,000 eligible beneficiaries and provides critical care for active-duty soldiers from around the nation, as well as their families. Madigan Army Medical Center has expanded to offer tertiary care, encompassing various medical services like general surgery and medicine, patient-focused adult and pediatric primary healthcare, a round-the-clock emergency department, specialized clinics for diverse health concerns, and behavioral health and wellness support. Despite its essential role, Madigan has faced numerous medical malpractice allegations in recent years.

These concerns span misdiagnoses, surgical errors, medication mistakes, substandard care, and negligent treatment resulting in severe harm or even death for service members and their loved ones. The high volume of patients at Madigan could contribute to these systemic issues. As military malpractice cases have unique challenges compared to civilian claims, victims often require specialized representation from a lawyer with extensive understanding of the complexities involved. A knowledgeable legal team will be familiar with military-specific laws governing malpractice claims, such as the Feres Doctrine and its exceptions, the Military Claims Act, statute of limitations rules, and filing requirements specific to each case.

By understanding their rights under these regulations, victims can take informed action against medical negligence or wrongdoing. A compassionate attorney will support families through every step of the process – from initial consultation and evidence gathering to negotiations with insurance companies and courtroom litigation if necessary. They'll also ensure that all documentation is completed correctly to avoid potential delays due to administrative errors or overlooked deadlines. 

Common Types of Military Medical Malpractice

Military medical malpractice, like any other form of medical malpractice, can occur when healthcare providers in the military fail to meet the accepted standard of care, resulting in harm or injury to patients. Here are a few examples of military medical malpractice:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis: Military healthcare providers may fail to properly diagnose a medical condition or disease, leading to delays in treatment or incorrect treatment. For example, a service member presenting symptoms of a serious illness such as cancer may be misdiagnosed or experience significant delays in receiving an accurate diagnosis, resulting in harm or worsening of their condition.
  • Surgical errors: Surgical errors can occur during procedures performed by military surgeons or other medical personnel. Examples include performing the wrong procedure, operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments or foreign objects inside the patient's body, or causing damage to surrounding tissues or organs during surgery.
  • Medication errors: Military healthcare providers may make errors in prescribing, administering, or monitoring medications, leading to adverse drug reactions, overdoses, or other complications. Examples include prescribing the wrong medication, incorrect dosages, or failing to monitor for potential drug interactions or side effects. Across the country, our law firm has seen over-prescription and the failure to diagnose the impact of NSAIDs.
  • Birth injuries: Military medical malpractice can occur during childbirth, resulting in birth injuries to the baby or mother. Examples include failure to properly monitor the fetus during labor, improper use of delivery tools such as forceps or vacuum extractors, or delays in performing a cesarean section when medically necessary.
  • Inadequate follow-up care: Military healthcare providers may fail to provide appropriate follow-up care or referrals for ongoing treatment, leading to complications or worsening of the patient's condition. For example, a service member discharged from a military hospital may not receive adequate follow-up care for a stroke, leading to permanent brain damage, or a surgical wound, leading to infection, limb amputation, or other complications.

These are just a few examples of military medical malpractice, and there may be many other ways in which healthcare providers in the military provide negligent care. If you think you have a case, it's important to consult with an attorney who specializes in this area of law, like those at National Trial Law, to discuss your legal options.

How Our Firm Can Help

At National Trial Law, we understand that military medical malpractice cases are particularly challenging. We have successfully resolved several cases against the Department of the Army for cases arising out of Madigan Army Community Hospital, including spinal cord injury cases, birth injury cases and others. That is why we are committed to providing each client with the personalized attention, compassionate support, and aggressive representation they deserve.

Our Seattle military medical malpractice attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of your case, and we will fight tirelessly for you every step of the way.

When you choose us, you can expect:

  • Compassionate guidance: Military medical malpractice cases are incredibly stressful. We are here to help you navigate the process and provide the compassionate guidance you need.
  • Open & honest communication: We will keep you updated on the developments in your case, and we are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.
  • Aggressive advocacy: We are not afraid to take on even the largest opponents. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the courtroom and are prepared to fight for you.
  • Proven results: We have a track record of success in military medical malpractice cases, and we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

At National Trial Law, we understand that cost is a major concern for many people who are considering filing a military medical malpractice claim. That is why we offer free initial consultations and contingency fee representation, which means you do not pay any upfront costs or fees.

You only pay for our services if and when we recover compensation for you. If we do not secure a settlement or win a verdict, you do not owe us anything.


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

Statute of Limitations for Military Medical Malpractice Claims

When pursuing a claim for military medical malpractice under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), you generally have two years from the date of the injury to initiate legal action. However, there are exceptions to this deadline. For example, if you did not discover the injury right away, the two-year deadline may be extended.

But do not wait. Because the statute of limitations for military medical malpractice cases can be complex, we encourage you to consult with an attorney at National Trial Law to determine how long you have to file a claim. We can help ensure your claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations.

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.”

How to Find the Right Lawyer for Your Case

When it comes to hiring a military medical malpractice attorney in Seattle, it is important to do your research. You want to select a lawyer who has extensive experience in this area and a proven record of success. You should also schedule a consultation with the attorney to discuss your case and ask them questions.

Questions you may want to ask include:

  • How many military medical malpractice cases have you handled?
  • How many military medical malpractice cases have you taken to trial and won?
  • Has you ever tried (and won) a case against the Department of Justice?
  • What is your success rate in these cases?
  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • Who will be working on my case?
  • How often will I be updated on my case?

At National Trial Law, our lawyers have a proven record of success in military medical malpractice cases. Call us at (833) 913-1885 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.

  • Super Lawyers 2023
  • Austin Monthly’s Top Attorneys of 2022
  • Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award 2022 – Texas Bar Foundation Awards
  • – “Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Austin 2022”

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