Veteran Medical Malpractice suit denied. After years of complex paperwork and physical pain, Cheryl regrets not hiring a VA medical malpractice lawyer. Through her story, veterans can avoid the difficulties in filing a claim with the government.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – There are thousands of stories similar to that of veteran Cheryl S. who in 1996, filed a lawsuit against the federal government for Veteran Medical Malpractice but was unsuccessful. After a severe auto accident in 1989, veteran Cheryl S. thought it would be easy to file a claim with the Veteran Affairs Office to receive care, but after three terrible ankle surgeries and years of suffering, she thinks differently. Her difficulties stem from a doctor’s refusal to approve her Aid and Attendance (A&A) application, despite the fact that she was in a wheelchair. Cheryl describes her current condition: “I have a deformed leg and am in severe pain constantly; I have to take pain meds daily and have numbness in my foot. I can’t stand on it for more than about 20 minutes and I limp. I’m only 58 years old but I feel like 98: I can’t exercise and my teeth have rotted due to so many pain meds that nobody tells you about. All this because of a broken ankle. The VA sent me for a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam; the doctor saw me for five minutes and approved it. I should have been given A&A more than 12 years ago.”
There are currently about 8.3 million people who are eligible for government health care, including VA care. The bottom line being access to care is difficult, complete with various inconsistencies and inconveniences. Seeking out a Veteran Malpractice Lawyer will only help make your claim stronger.
Is it more difficult to sue the VA than a private hospital?
Yes. The VA is a branch of the federal government, therefore you must bring the written claim against the government, which must be completed within two years of the injury. The VA then has six months to review the claim, during which time, you cannot file a lawsuit. If more veterans learn this process and request the help of a Veteran Malpractice Attorney, larger claims and settlements could be reached, rather than attempting it on your own.
How can a VA lawyer help you?
Once you have compiled your medical records, contact an experienced and dedicated Veteran Malpractice attorney. Lawyers well versed in this field are here to provide you with the accurate information you need for you case in addition to articulating it in a way that is beneficial to you.
Contributor: Brian Eberstein of Eberstein and Witherite | Veteran Medical Malpractice lawyers, Dallas, Texas
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