Kline & Specter, PC is highly qualified to prosecute medical malpractice injury claims on behalf of America’s active-duty military and veterans. We have five doctor/lawyers — the most of any firm in the nation — and we’ve won hundreds of seven- and eight-figure medical malpractice verdicts and settlements.
If you or a loved military member or veteran suffered a medical malpractice injury or death, you should contact the military medical malpractice lawyers at Kline & Specter. Our attorneys, including former military personnel – among them a retired Marine Corps major – stand ready to serve those who served our country. We will provide a free evaluation of your case.
Veterans injured in a VA hospital due to medical malpractice by a doctor or negligence by any employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs may file suit under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA), and active-duty service members injured due to military medical negligence may seek compensation under the Military Claims Act (MCA).
Such legal actions are complex and it is important to be represented by an attorney. Our law firm has won numerous large medical malpractice verdicts and settlements. To state just a few:
• $100 million verdict — Awarded by a Philadelphia Common Pleas jury, this verdict was the largest-ever medical malpractice award in Pennsylvania. It was handed down for a baby who suffered severe brain damage and an arm amputation due to negligence.
• $57 million — Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) verdict against a midwife whose actions caused infant oxygen deprivation, which resulted in cerebral palsy.
• $49 million — This verdict was awarded by a Philadelphia jury for a young man who sustained serve brain damage due to hospital error.
• $42 million — This federal court verdict — for injuries suffered in a botched medical procedure — was believed to be the largest-ever for a medical malpractice case in the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Among our attorneys litigating medical malpractice cases is retired U.S. Marines Maj. Conor Lamb, who was a judge advocate in the military and later a federal prosecutor and congressman.
As a judge advocate, Lamb prosecuted general courts-martial for rape and sexual assault. For his service Lamb was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Sea Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Lamb later worked as a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he won a number of highly publicized convictions against drug dealers, firearms traffickers, bank robbers and other violent criminals. While in the U.S. House for more than two terms, he served on the Veterans Affairs committee, among other legislative panels.
Lamb earned both his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Like other medical malpractice lawsuits, FTCA and MCA claims can result in an award of monetary damages for pain and suffering and economic loss. However, unlike many other medical malpractice lawsuits, FTCA and MCA claims must request a definite monetary sum of damages and a federal court cannot award more damages than the amount you request in your administrative claim. This, again, makes it crucial to have expert assistance in filing suit.
We are ready to help you navigate an FTCA or MCA claim. There are no fees unless we win your case. Kline & Specter handles cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. For cases outside those states, Kline & Specter works with local attorneys in each state as applicable.