Portland VA Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Seek Compensation After Medical Negligence
With roughly 19,000 doctors, more than 150 hospitals, and 800 community-based outpatient clinics throughout the nation, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides veterans of the United States with various health services. VA hospitals are held to the same standards of care as other hospitals. If they fail to meet these standards and the result is an injury or some other condition, the VA hospital may be held accountable in a medical malpractice claim.
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we believe that VA hospitals should operate with the utmost care and accuracy. They are taking care of individuals who have already gone through very difficult times. These patients should not have to worry about any acts of negligence when they are in the care of a physician or doctor. Our Portland VA medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients seek compensation after they have been injured or misdiagnosed by a VA doctor.
VA Medical Negligence Statistics
The VA hospital has come under scrutiny over the past decade, particularly for their inability to prevent deaths, mismanagement, and outbreaks of infectious diseases. According to research and studies, a number of the issues that patients encounter in VA hospitals is due to mismanagement.
The following stats regarding the VA cause some concern:
- The VA has paid out roughly $100 million annually since 2003 for medical malpractice claims to more than 3,000 patients.
- Over 5.6 million veteran patients were treated in 2013, which is a significant increase over the decade prior.
- In the decade after the 9/11 attacks, the VA paid nearly 1,000 families $200 million in wrongful death lawsuits.
File Your Claim Today
As a veteran of the United States, you have rights. Even more so, you have the right to the highest standards in your healthcare. 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.
Our team truly believes in fighting on behalf of our clients to see to it that VA hospitals are held accountable when their negligence leads to injury or any serious condition. Allow us to help you seek compensation to cover any medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and more. We’re here for you every step of the way.