VA Malpractice Attorneys in Orange County
There are nearly 25 million veterans living in the United States today. These brave men and women who defended our nation deserve compassion and care. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for providing health care and other benefits to these veterans and their dependents; however, in recent years a number of veterans associations and regulatory groups have drawn attention to substandard care and conditions at many VA hospitals. This epidemic of substandard care can have a detrimental effect on the victim’s quality of life, and may even result in permanent injury or even death. If you believe that you or someone you love may have a VA hospital medical malpractice claim, the lawyers at Hodes Milman can help. Our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to assist you in taking legal action against the Veterans Administration under the Federal Tort Claims Act, a process that can be unduly confusing and complex without the guidance of an attorney with particular experience in filing malpractice claims on behalf of veterans. VA malpractice is medical malpractice, and victims are entitled to appropriate compensation for their hardship and suffering.
Veterans Healthcare Rights
Veterans and their family members have the right to the same high-quality healthcare that they would expect at civilian hospitals and medical facilities. However, when a VA healthcare professional fails to provide treatment that meets an accepted standard of care and an injury results, the victim may file a medical malpractice claim. If a doctor or other provider’s negligent or careless actions result in personal injury or wrongful death, Hodes Milman can help hold the responsible party accountable. We are strong advocates of veterans’ rights and can handle even the most complex VA malpractice claims, such as those involving hospital negligence, birth injury, misdiagnosis, and other medical errors. Medical malpractice can seriously compromise the victim’s health and negatively impact the lives of their loved ones and family members. Healthcare rights are of utmost importance for all Americans, particularly our veterans who have served their country and should be able to rely on medical professionals for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Federal Tort Claims Act
The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is a statute that allows parties to sue the U.S. government in federal court for torts, or civil wrongs committed by individuals or entities acting on behalf of the United States. The FTCA was enacted by Congress in 1946, but filing a claim under the act can be a difficult and confusing process, and one that requires specialized legal guidance from an experienced attorney. In fact, before a party is eligible to file a FTCA claim, he or she must first file an administrative claim with the VA. If this initial claim is rejected, the victim may then proceed with a FTCA claim. Other deadlines and requirements must be adhered to throughout the process to maintain the validity of the claim. A missed deadline or legal oversight can have a significant impact on the outcome of a case, and may even result in rejection of an otherwise valid claim. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of VA malpractice, the lawyers at our firm can help you to make sense of this system and help you see your claim through to completion.
Contact Hodes Milman
For a review of your VA malpractice case, please contact our personal injury lawyers today. Our firm serving California, Arizona and throughout the nation, is one of the few firms to have specialized experience in VA malpractice cases, which is why we proudly offer our representation to veterans throughout the nation. Schedule a free consultation today.
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For more than 30 years, Hodes Milman has provided families and individuals experienced, trusted and compassionate legal representation when they've been injured by another's carelessness or negligence. As a team of personal injury and product liability attorneys, Hodes Milman provides focused expertise to build a strategic case against negligent, injurious and willful offenders.
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For their support of the Veterans Legal Institute, Managing Partners Jeff Milman and Dan Hodes received special recognition from the State of California, Congress and the United States. The firm has fought relentlessly to protect those who have served the country in matters involving medical malpractice, medical negligence and federal... Read More