Government Negligence Claim
Unfortunately, people may suffer injuries from medical malpractice from care received at the VA or from military doctors or hospitals. When that occurs, there are special rules and procedures which govern those claims. The law firm of Christian & Christian, LLC stands ready to represent people who suffer serious permanent injuries from the negligence or malpractice of VA clinics and hospitals.
Because of so-called “sovereign immunity”, all claims and lawsuits must be brought in accordance with the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA allows a right to bring a lawsuit but imposes certain procedural and administrative requirements. This allows for claims and lawsuits for those who are injured from medical negligence from the VA clinics and hospitals as well as those injured during active military duty.
Christian & Christian, LLC represents people injured due to medical negligence including:
- birth injuries
- surgical injuries
- wrongful death
- exposure to toxic substances
Special time limits or statutes of limitations apply to these cases. A formal claim must be filed within two years with the governmental agency on required forms. There are other important procedural requirements which apply as well.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has died due to medical malpractice or negligence related to one of these governmental institutions, we stand ready to help.
Please call us at (864) 232-7363 and schedule a free evaluation by a South Carolina medical malpractice attorney.