Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics are designed to treat and help those who have protected and served the United States. Often, however, this is not the case. Trips to any hospitals, including hospitals and medical centers run by the VA can result in substantial harm when medical malpractice occurs. We have represented service members and their families in a wide range of Federal Tort Claim Act (FTCA) cases of Veterans Affairs hospital medical malpractice across the country.
Veterans Affairs Hospital medical malpractice can result in a number of injuries including:
- Failure to diagnose disease/cancer
- Misdiagnosis or incorrect diagnosis
- Surgical neglect
- Delay in diagnosing disease/cancer
- Failure to monitor or treat patients
- Administering improper medications
- Overdosing patients
- Unnecessary procedures causing injury
Veterans Affairs Hospitals and Clinics
There are a number of VA Medical Centers across the country where medical neglect may occur:
- Amarillo VA Health Care System – Amarillo, Texas
- Central Texas Veterans Health Care System – Temple, Texas
- Dallas VA Medical Center – Dallas, Texas
- El Paso VA Health Care System – El Paso, Texas
- Kerrville VA Medical Center – Kerrville, Texas
- Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center – Houston, Texas
- Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center – Muskogee, Oklahoma
- Oklahoma City VA Medical Center – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- New Mexico VA Health Care System – Albuquerque, New Mexico
- VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) – Reno, Nevada
- Overton Brooks VA Medical Center – Shreveport, Louisiana
For a complete list of VA hospitals and medical centers, please visit http://www.ushospital.info/VA.htm.
HOW DO I BRING A CASE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS HOSPITAL MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
When filing suit against the government for injuries from medical malpractice at a government hospital, individuals must follow the strict rules of the FTCA.
- File a Form 95 with the correct federal agency.
- In the Form 95, state the nature of your claim and the sum of the damages sought.
- File the Form 95 within two years of the negligence.
Once the Form 95 has been filed with the appropriate federal agency, you must work with the agency to resolve your claim. If the claim cannot be resolved with the federal agency, you have the option of filing suit after the prescribed waiting period, so long as you file within the appropriate limitations period.
The attorneys of the Law Office of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C. have years of trial and administrative experience. We are here to assist you with this technical process. Please contact us if you or a loved one has suffered medical malpractice at a Veterans Affairs hospital and clinic. Contact us now – don’t wait as it may be too late.