Contrary to what many servicemembers may believe, you and your family can recover damages in cases involving medical malpractice at a naval hospital. While the Feres doctrine — named after a 1950 Supreme Court decision — bars servicemen from suing the government for injuries “incidental to service”, damages can be recovered for nonmilitary patients under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and the Medical Military Claims Act (MCA).
Injured patients include all military family members, retirees and their dependents treated at military medical facilities. As a result, medical professionals can be held accountable for injuries caused in the course of performing their job duties in naval hospitals on nonmilitary patients.
However, both the FTCA and MCA have specific requirements and deadlines that must be complied with when filing a medical malpractice claim. At the law office of Cronin & Maxwell, our medical malpractice attorneys help injured servicemen and their families recover damages under the FTCA and MCA.
To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you hold negligent doctors financially liable under the FTCA or MCA, contact Beaufort, South Carolina, naval hospital medical malpractice attorneys at Cronin & Maxwell today.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Cronin & Maxwell represent servicemen, women and their families in cases involving the following kinds of medical malpractice at naval hospitals:
Doctors are supposed to follow certain prescribed standard treatment protocols when treating patients. Failure to run diagnostic tests in the face of certain symptoms, lack of proper patient monitoring, surgical errors and other departures from standard treatment protocols involve negligence and medical malpractice.
Our attorneys work with recognized medical experts in identifying failures on the part of doctors, nurses, radiologists and hospital staff that cause injuries and serious medical complications. We carefully review medical records, what tests were ordered, fetal strips in the case of birth injuries and any other information relevant to your case.
Filing a claim under the terms of the Federal Tort Claims Act or the Medical Military Act can be confusing. There are specific procedures that must be followed and deadlines that must be met. To avoid unwanted confusion and complications, contact Beaufort, South Carolina, naval medical malpractice attorneys at Cronin & Maxwell today at 904-388-9555 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.