Retirees and family members of active-duty military members — can recover damages for injuries caused by medical malpractice that happens at a naval medical center. Under the terms of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and the Military Claims Act (MCA), the military can be held financially liable for injuries and medical complications that occur as a result of medical malpractice at a military hospital.
However, there are specific procedures and timelines that must be followed when filing a claim under the FTCA or MCA. At the law office of Cronin & Maxwell, our medical malpractice attorneys help servicemen, their families and retirees prepare and file all necessary paperwork related to a military medical malpractice claim.
If you or a family member has been injured due to negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, radiologist or anesthesiologist at a naval medical center, contact medical malpractice lawyers at Cronin & Maxwell today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
The law office of Cronin & Maxwell represents servicemen and their families in cases involving the following kinds of medical malpractice at naval medical hospitals:
Most doctors, nurses or other health care professionals are reluctant to admit they acted negligently. In order to protect doctors, hospitals will often tell patients that there is an inherent risk in any medical procedure, downplaying mistakes on the part of doctors that result in serious injuries. In most cases, however, doctors are expected to follow standard treatment protocols in treating patients.
Practically speaking, this means requesting certain kinds of diagnostic tests in the face of a family of symptoms, thoroughly reviewing a patient’s medical history, appropriate follow up after a diagnosis, and a host of other actions. In other cases of medical malpractice, general negligence related to surgical errors or patient neglect while staying in the hospital maybe grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The Navy can be held liable for medical malpractice in naval medical centers. If you or a family member has been injured due to negligence on the part of a doctor working in a naval medical hospital, contact medical malpractice lawyers at Cronin & Maxwell today at 904-388-9555 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.