Our medical malpractice attorneys recently settled a claim against the United States government in a Veterans Hospital medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act on behalf of a military veteran who was taken to the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital back in 2008. The Vietnam veteran was administered a contrast dye during an echocardiogram and suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after the test was completed.
The FTCA lawsuit alleged that the medical staff failed to provide him with the required Informed Consent for the test and that he was not an appropriate candidate for the test due to his other medical conditions. The suit also alleged the medical staff failed to take proper measures to protect the patient in the event of an adverse reaction to the medication. The patient suffered significant injuries and required extensive medical care as a result of the cardiac arrest.
The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan located in Detroit, Michigan. After depositions were completed and expert disclosures were exchanged, the parties appeared for a mediation with a private mediator. At the conclusion of the mediation, the case was settled for $250,000.00.
The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) allows servicemen, military dependents, and other non-active duty victims of negligence to sue government agencies in federal court for injury committed by military doctors and other health care providers acting on behalf of the United States.
There are strict procedural requirements for filing a military medical malpractice case under the Federal Tort Claim Act (FTCA). These include submitting necessary forms and filing claims even before a lawsuit can be filed. The failure to comply with these requirements can result in a valid lawsuit being barred for technical reasons alone. As such, it is important to contact a Federal Tort Claim Act medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.
If you or a loved one suffers injuries due to a medical malpractice at a Veteran’s Hospital, call our top rated experienced medical malpractice attorneys immediately to discuss your case. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers specialize in these types of cases and will represent you and your family under our No Fee Promise, which means you do not owe any legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your legal rights.