The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the government agency that assists
American veterans and their families with a wide variety of healthcare
needs. The VA system has 152 hospitals; 800 community based outpatient
clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and other facilities to provide services.
If a medical mistake happens while being served by the VA, the victim may
file a claim against the Veterans Administration for medical malpractice.
Making VA Claims
While veterans and their families can file a VA claim on their own, it’s
important to understand that bringing a lawsuit against the government
is difficult. VA medical malpractice cases are best handled by a law firm
with this specific case experience.
Chuck Paulson has a special interest in VA cases as a former US Army paratrooper
(82d Airborne). All three of our attorneys have handled cases against the VA.
While we do handle
VA malpractice cases in Oregon and Washington, we do not handle service connected disability claims.
Sources: Veterans Administration hospital info: