Kline & Specter, PC is highly qualified to litigate medical malpractice injuries suffered by 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, a loved one or fellow member of the military or veteran suffered a medical malpractice injury or death, you should contact the military medical malpractice lawyers at Kline & Specter. Our attorneys stand ready to serve those who served our country and we will provide a free evaluation of your case.
Service members are now permitted to sue the government over medical malpractice injuries under an act of Congress that loosened the long-standing Feres doctrine, which had barred suing the government for injuries sustained while on active duty. Such claims will not be filed in regular federal courts but addressed by an existing Defense Department adjudication agency.
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).
Such legal actions are complex and it is important to be represented by an attorney whether under an exception to the Feres doctrine or in an FTCA claim.
Among our firm’s more than 40 highly skilled attorneys is David Williams, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Capt. Williams served in Iraq, Bosnia and Germany and was awarded the Army Commendation for Meritorious Service for duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Like other medical malpractice lawsuits, FTCA claims can result in monetary damages for pain and suffering and economic loss. However, unlike many other medical malpractice lawsuits, FTCA 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.
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.
We are ready to help you navigate an FTCA 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.