Veteran Administration Hospitals in the United States are subject to medical malpractice lawsuits for negligent medical care at those facilities. The largest medical system in the nation, the Veteran Administration Hospital System helps veterans seek medical care at these facilities in order to receive the best care they can. When this quality of care is not provided and a veteran suffers injury due to medical mistakes at a VA Hospital, the patient can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the United States of America.
The lawsuits are for all types of medical mistakes that occur at Veterans Administration Hospitals or by physicians and nurses at those VA hospitals, including surgery errors, medication mistakes, the failure to diagnose a medical condition, and other types of medical malpractice. In cases involving a death of a Veterans Hospital patient, the veteran’s surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
How to File a VA Hospital Medical Malpractice Claim
The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) allows servicemen, military dependents, and other non-active duty victims of negligence to sue government agencies in federal court for injury committed by military doctors and other health care providers acting on behalf of the United States.
There are strict procedural requirements for filing a military medical malpractice case under the Federal Tort Claim Act (FTCA). These include submitting necessary forms and filing claims even before a lawsuit can be filed.
A veteran who fails to file a claim under the specified requirement can have a valid lawsuit barred from being pursued. As such, it is essential to contact an experienced Federal Tort Claim Act lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.
Types of Veterans Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
There are some common types of medical malpractice that occur in Veterans Administration Hospitals, which include:
- Misdiagnosed cancer (lung cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer)
- Failure to diagnose conditions, like heart attacks or strokes
- Misread x-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, and pap smears
- Emergency room error and emergency department mistakes
- Medication errors and medicine overdoses
- Surgical errors by different types of surgeons
- Anesthesia errors resulting in brain damage or death
Michigan Veterans Administration Hospitals
There are several Veterans Administration Hospitals (VA Hospitals) in Michigan. These include:
- John Dingell Veterans Administration Hospital, Detroit, MI
- VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS)
- Battle Creek VA Medical Center
- VA Hospital, Allen Park, Michigan
- Albert E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan
- Iron Mountain VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain, Michigan
- VA Great Lakes Health Care System
Veteran’s clinics can also be sued for negligent medical care and there are a number of those clinics throughout the State of Michigan as well.
Contact Our Lawyers Who Sue VA Hospitals
If you or someone you care about is the victim of medical malpractice at a Veterans Administration Hospital or VA clinic, call our law office immediately. Our medical malpractice lawyers will start working on your case immediately to make sure the required procedures are followed to bring your case.
There is no fee to get started and we only earn a fee if you received a settlement.
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