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Military Medical Malpractice Claim FAQs

Our goal is to bring peace of mind and clarify reservations about the legal process.

How Are Military Medical Malpractice Claims Different from Civilian Claims?

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) claims differ from civilian medical malpractice claims in several key ways due to the involvement of the federal government. The specific rules and procedures can vary, and a knowledgeable attorney can help guide you through the process effectively. Some of the key differences include: 

  • The federal government is the defendant: In NDAA claims, the defendant is the United States government or one of its agencies, not the individual healthcare provider.

  • Special procedures: NDAA claims have specific administrative procedures that must be followed. Claimants must first file an administrative claim with the appropriate federal agency and await a response. They may be required to file an appeal to obtain fair compensation.

  • Strict compensation limits: NDAA claims are subject to specific compensation limits. These limits can vary depending on the type of claim.

Understanding these differences is essential to a successful claim. Seek legal advice from an attorney experienced in NDAA claims if you believe you have a medical malpractice claim against the federal government. 

What Is the Amount of Compensation Available in a Military Medical Malpractice Claim?

There is no set amount of monetary compensation for a medical malpractice claim. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances. Also, in a military medical malpractice lawsuit, certain caps or limitations may apply to the overall award.

Calculation of expenses is an important and difficult aspect of any legal claim. Contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to best understand the value of your claim.

What Steps Should I Take if I or Someone I Know Has Been Injured at a Military Medical Facility?

If you or someone you know has been injured while under the care of a military hospital or medical facility, contact an experienced military medical malpractice attorney. An attorney can help file the claim and adhere to the filing requirements. 

In addition, there are several additional steps to take to address the situation:

  • Seek immediate medical attention: If the injury or harm is ongoing or requires immediate attention, seek the necessary medical care from the facility. 
  • Contact a lawyer: A medical malpractice attorney can negotiate with other parties, fill out forms and documents, and perform other important legal tasks.
  • Document the incident: It is important to document the details of the injury or harm, including the date, time, location, and any specific circumstances.
  • Report the incident: Notify the healthcare facility about the injury or harm. Most military facilities have procedures in place for reporting adverse events or patient complaints.

An experienced attorney can explain all available legal options. Hiring an attorney is the surest way to fulfill federal guidelines and maximize the potential damages award. 

Don’t worry if it’s not possible to collect all related records and documents – it’s our job as attorneys to gather all the relevant evidence in preparation for a claim. 

When Should I File a Military Medical Malpractice Claim? 

Filing a military medical malpractice claim is a significant step. It should only be taken after careful consideration and with the guidance of a qualified attorney. It's crucial to act promptly, given the statute of limitations, but also thoughtfully to ensure the best chance of obtaining a favorable outcome.

Generally, under the NDAA, you have two years from the date of injury to pursue legal action against the government. Contact the military medical malpractice attorneys at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire online. Let us help begin the legal process and hold the proper parties responsible. 



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