Military Medical Malpractice Attorney
Military families devote their lives to our country. They deserve quality medical care whether stationed at home or abroad. Unfortunately, they often do not receive appropriate medical care, leading to serious injury or death.
At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our Washington DC military medical malpractice attorneys regularly handle cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA allows military dependents and other non-active duty victims to sue government agencies for injuries resulting from the negligence of military doctors or other health care providers acting on behalf of the United States.
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What Is the Military Claims Act?
The Military Claims Act (MCA) is a federal law covering injuries received by military families stationed outside of the United States. This law allows dependents of military personnel to file administrative claims against the government for malpractice. Our dedicated law firm regularly represents patients and families under the Federal Tort Claims Act and Military Claims Act. These complex laws require a complete understanding of the practice area.
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You should consider entrusting your military medical malpractice case to our firm because we:
- Have over a century of combined legal experience
- Have recovered millions of dollars in compensation.
- Stand readily available to assist our clients.
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If you have questions regarding a potential military malpractice claim, please contact our military malpractice lawyers to discuss the details of your case. We will work diligently to resolve your case in the most favorable and effective manner possible. We will handle all the details associated with your case so that you may focus on your health and spending time with your loved ones.
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Our Washington DC personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Backed by more than 100 years of combined experience, our firm has an established reputation for pursuing legal excellence. As our client, you will enjoy peace of mind in knowing that your rights will be protected from start to finish. We will do everything in our power to secure the maximum compensation you need to pay for injury-related expenses, such as medical care and lost income, as well as full compensation for all of the physical and emotional consequences of your injuries.
What is Military Medical Malpractice?
Military medical malpractice is caused by negligence from a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional that results in serious injury or death to a patient in a military or veterans’ healthcare facility. Common forms of military medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
● Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose issues that are immediately serious or grow more serious over time
● Medication errors
● Surgical accidents or errors
● Anesthesia errors
● Pregnancy or birth injuries
In a military medical malpractice claim, the following conditions must be met to win compensation for damages:
● The victim was a patient of the medical professional
● The medical professional acted negligently or wrongfully
● The negligent or wrongful actions caused the victim’s injury or death
● The injury or death led to actual damages that can be claimed in a lawsuit
How can Regan Zambri Long help with my military medical malpractice case?
The legal road for military medical malpractice claims can be extremely long and complex. Your biggest asset will be a good lawyer who can help you navigate the complicated process. The Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and other military medical facilities are owned by the federal government, which means the federal government will be held liable for the medical malpractice in most of these types of cases. Additionally, there are specific Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) guidelines for bringing forth legal action for personal injuries.
At Regan Zambri Long, our firm’s expertise includes a nurse attorney and others with extensive experience in medical malpractice cases. This means we have the skills, strategies, and determination to guide you on the path to success and help you recover damages from your injury.
Discuss your case today with a leading medical malpractice lawyer in DC at Regan Zambri Long. The free consultation to discuss your case will help get your questions answered and discover your best route forward.
Our Guarantee to You
1. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia medical malpractice victims.
2. Our military medical malpractice attorneys have a long history of successful case results.
3. We will do everything in our power to secure your maximum compensation.
4. We don’t get paid unless we win your case.
Frequently Asked Questions on Military Medical Malpractice
Military families devote their lives to our country. They deserve quality medical care whether stationed at home or abroad. Unfortunately, they often do not receive appropriate medical care, leading to serious injury or death. Here are some frequently asked questions about military medical malpractice cases.
Q: What is the Federal Tort Claims Act?
A: At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our Washington DC military malpractice attorneys regularly handle cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA allows military dependents and other non-active duty victims to sue government agencies for injuries resulting from the negligence of military doctors or other health care providers acting on behalf of the United States.
Q: What Is the Military Claims Act?
A: The Military Claims Act (MCA) is a federal law covering injuries received by military families stationed outside of the United States. This law allows dependents of military personnel to file administrative claims against the government for malpractice. Our dedicated law firm regularly represents patients and families under the Federal Tort Claims Act and Military Claims Act. These complex laws require a complete understanding of the practice area.
Q: What are examples of military medical malpractice?
A: Similar to civilian medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice cases involve many of the same conditions and injuries. However, unique to military cases, the medical teams must be military personnel or acting on behalf of the U.S. while treating you. Common examples of military medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Incorrect or delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose a serious issue, like cancer
- Errors in medications or anesthesia
- ER negligence
- Did not obtain all necessary patient information
Q: What damages can I claim and recover in a military medical malpractice case?
A: If it’s determined your injury is a result of negligence on behalf of your military medical team, you may be entitled to the following compensatory (or monetary) damages. These include, but are not limited to:
- Medical bills, including future ones depending on the length and condition of your injury
- Medical equipment costs to treat your injury
- Lost wages, including potential future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Lessened enjoyment of life
Q: How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case against the VA?
A: If you were treated in a military or veterans facility and believe your injury is due to negligence on behalf of your military medical team, then you may have a case. An experienced DC military medical malpractice lawyer can walk you through what you will need to prove a case. This list includes, but is not limited to:
- All of your medical records
- Documentation of treatments
- Results of any medical procedures or scans
Q: How long will it take to win my military medical malpractice case?
A: Factors like jurisdiction, statute of limitations, the details of the injury, and more, make it hard to predict a case’s timeline. Realistically, due to the level of detail required to prove medical malpractice in military cases, it could take years from start to finish for your case to be resolved. An expert military medical malpractice lawyer at Regan Zambri Long will be with you every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.
Q: Why hire a lawyer for my medical negligence case?
A: Even if you feel like medical malpractice is what caused your injury, you have to prove it to win a settlement. This process takes time, care, and decades of legal expertise. Your lawyer will need the basic facts and details of your experience, then they will start building your case. This includes research and interviews, using their medical malpractice experience and winning strategies to build your case.
Hiring a military medical malpractice attorney at Regan Zambri Long ensures that your case will be strengthened using the best medical experts and legal experts in the field.
Q: How can I choose the right military medical malpractice lawyer in Washington, DC?
A: Medical malpractice cases are highly complicated – adding in the federal government and the military aspect makes them a bit more nuanced. Many personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers do not handle cases involving the VA. It’s critical you are working with an experienced military medical malpractice attorney.
- Ensure your lawyer has experience in not just medical malpractice, but in military cases specifically.
- Choose a lawyer with a winning record.
- Don’t pay anything unless your lawyer wins you a settlement. This is called a contingent fee, and will ensure you don’t add to any current financial strain.