17 Mar Fighting Your Military Malpractice Lawsuit
Here at Tannebaum, Bellantone & Silver P.C., our team has the utmost respect for those who have served in our military. The fact that this population can tend to get left behind once they return home from activity duty is devastating to us, which is why we’ve made a point to focus on military-based lawsuits. If you believe you have fallen victim to military malpractice, we will handle the lawsuit and work diligently to win your case.
What Is Military Malpractice?
Before jumping into how our team helps with these legal situations, it’s first essential that current and former military members understand what military malpractice is. Failing to be knowledgeable in this subject means victims could potentially be leaving money on the table. Military malpractice occurs when incorrect diagnosis or treatment takes place within a military hospital or medical facility. Much like traditional doctors, military medical professionals have a duty of care that needs to be met when working with patients. When this duty is breached and leads to problems for the victim, our lawyers recommend filing a military malpractice lawsuit.
Who Can Claim Military Malpractice
While this seems like it would be a straightforward answer, the list of people who can claim military malpractice may be more extensive than you expect. By listing out who is eligible, our team hopes that everyone who needs to seek justice understands that they are entitled to do so. Our team can represent all of the below parties when they believe military malpractice has taken place:
- Current active duty members.
- Former military members.
- Reserved military members.
- The family of present or past military members.
Common Military Malpractice Injuries
Another crucial aspect of filing a military malpractice lawsuit is understanding the issues that arise when proper care is not administered. Although it may surprise some people, military malpractice happens often enough where lawyers have been able to recognize patterns regarding the most common issues resulting from it. Those who suffer from any of the below as a direct result of subpar care likely have a winning lawsuit on their hands:
- Head injuries.
- Brain trauma.
- Birth injuries.
- Spinal injuries.
- Incorrect amputations.
- Unnecessary infections.
- Wrongful death.
Compensation You’re Entitled To
When military malpractice has taken part in your life, there are various types of compensation, known as damages, that you are likely entitled to. Your life should not be thrown into physical or financial chaos as the result of someone else’s negligence. That is why our team will work to attain the highest possible package of damages available. When we file a winning lawsuit, you will be entitled to compensation for any of the below:
- Current medical expenses.
- Future medical expenses.
- Loss of income.
- Loss of property.
- Loss of earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering.
Proving Negligence Has Taken Place
To win a military malpractice case, the largest factor involved is proving that negligence has taken place. This makes sense, as the fundamental basis of malpractice revolves around the idea that it occurs when one party’s actions that should have been avoided has negatively affected another. In terms of medical malpractice, this involves the below:
- A doctor-patient relationship had been established at the time of the accident.
- The doctor’s direct actions led to an injury.
- The doctor’s negligence caused these actions.
- Any other person acting reasonably would have avoided this issue.
- The damage you are claiming directly resulted from the doctor’s lack of correct care.
Schedule A Consultation
The best thing you can do if you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice is to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys here at Tannenbaum, Bellantone & Silver P.C. today. By working with our team, you’ll know exactly what to expect during your military malpractice lawsuit To start this process, contact us today!