Incurring an injury during active duty is not the only time at which the federal government is required to compensate a veteran for their disability. If you sought medical care at a VA facility and were injured or disabled due to any federal employee’s negligence then you may be entitled to compensation under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA). However, this type of complaint is more complicated than applying for disability benefits and is difficult to win. If you have sustained an injury due to negligence on the part of the VA, then it is important to contact an attorney to assist in filing your complaint. Our Atlanta based federal employment law attorneys assist veterans in Georgia and throughout the United States. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Atlanta based attorneys filing negligence lawsuits against the federal government on behalf of veterans
Filing a negligence claim is different than filing for disability. When filing a negligence case, a veteran is claiming that he or she sustained an injury or disability that could have been reasonably prevented. Examples of negligent acts may include not following proper sterilization procedures during surgery, writing a veteran an incorrect prescription, incorrectly diagnosing a medical condition, etc. However, medicine is not an exact science and there is a difference between a physician unsuccessfully treating a patient and acting negligently. For this reason, it can be extremely difficult to prove and win negligence cases. Our attorneys understand the documentation and proof that is needed for these claims and can help veterans win the compensation they deserve.
During your initial consultation our Atlanta based VA attorneys will ask you questions regarding your medical condition and your medical treatment. We may ask to review your medical bills, statements from your treating physician, information regarding your prognosis, future medical expenses, and more. If you have a strong case under FTCA then we will file all necessary documentation for an administrative VA claim. If that is denied then we will explain to you your options which may include filing an FTCA lawsuit against the federal government. If you have received negligent care at a VA facility, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our lawyers today. We assist clients throughout the United States as well as those in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Atlanta based firm representing veterans in Georgia and throughout the United States
Unlike applications for disability benefits, it is recommended that an attorney assist in the initial filing of an administrative VA claim. This is because the process is more complicated, a greater amount of proof is required, and a veteran must specify the amount of money they are asking for. Our attorneys are experienced in filing claims under the FTCA and will work to provide you the best chance of winning your request. We will ensure that all documentation required is filed on time and that your case is not denied due to an administrative error. If your valid case is denied, then we are prepared to file a lawsuit against the federal government on your behalf. If you have sustained medical injuries due to negligence, you have options. Contact the law firm of Obiorah Fields, LLC today. We represent veterans throughout Georgia and the United States.