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Veterans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Veterans Medical Malpractice LawyerHave you suffered due to a medical error by a doctor, nurse or other health care provider at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital? While the hardships you face may be severe, including serious injuries and financial losses, there are legal remedies at your disposal. Philadelphia Veterans Medical Malpractice Lawyer John Fox helps veterans of the United States armed forces who have suffered illness and injury due to medical malpractice at VA hospitals.

John Fox of FOX LAW has won multi-million dollar verdicts against the federal government, which has the ability to exercise immunity in certain factual scenarios. Therefore, you need a skilled litigator that understands the legal process that needs to be followed against a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Post Office.

Why do I need a Veterans Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

In recent years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been under scrutiny, namely for preventable veteran deaths, infectious disease outbreaks, VA employee bonuses and mismanagement.

Since 2003, the federal veterans agency, which provides services for over 22 million American veterans, has paid out approximately $100 million a year to settle more than 3,000 veterans medical malpractice claims. In 2013, the agency tended to 5.6 million veterans, a 32% increase from 2002.

As of mid-2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs has spent more than $50 million on medical malpractice claims, according to an analysis of Treasury Department records. In the 10 years after 9/11, the agency paid $200 million to nearly 1,000 families in wrongful death cases.

A recent report found that more than 1,000 veterans may have died in the last decade because of medical malpractice or lack of care from VA medical centers. The VA has admitted that 23 patients have died because of delayed care, but “Friendly Fire: Death, Delay, and Dismay at the VA” shows many more patient deaths have been linked to improper management, decisions and care.

VA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: Rules and Regulations

Veterans injured by medical malpractice in VA hospitals may sue the U.S. government under a federal law called the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The rules and regulations for filing a FTCA claim can be complicated. The process of filing a veteran negligence, malpractice claim or wrongful death claim begins by making an administrative claim against the FTCA.

It is important at this stage to know the full extent of the damages because federal law will prohibit you from seeking more than the amount you state on your initial claim. FOX LAW will work with you to help you determine the full amount of the damages so you are not left with less than you need.

Once you file your claim, there is a six-month period in which the VA can review your claim and decide to accept or reject it. If they reject your claim, you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit in federal court.

John Fox is a seasoned litigator, well versed in the rules and procedures of federal court. We are prepared to help you obtain full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Veterans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What makes John Fox a Top Philadelphia Veterans Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Experience. Reputation. Results.

A case tried by John Fox against the U.S. Government resulted in a $1.8 million Federal Court verdict against the government. The government’s final offer before trial was just $95,000.

A top trial attorney with 25 years’ experience, John Fox is dedicated to his clients. He’s earned the respect of his peers by expertly handling large cases involving serious injury. Additionally, as a former defense attorney for a fortune 500 company, John Fox knows how insurance companies defend personal injury cases. His extensive experience in both areas of law make him an excellent personal injury attorney for Philadelphians.

Why should I choose Fox Law?

It’s the FOX LAW strategy to prepare each case for trial from the very start. While many cases will settle before this stage, we find it gives us the best negotiating leverage — and the best settlements — to act as if your case will go to trial. Meanwhile, other injury lawyers will take the direct-opposite approach, which decreases their results and leaves their clients without the compensation they deserve.

Here are four other key areas that set FOX LAW apart from other personal-injury law firms in Philadelphia.

Personal Attention

Your lawyer is your best bet at getting a good settlement. John Fox delivers with a personal touch — he will handle your case from the very beginning, return all phone calls and offer top legal representation and attention. A large law firm won’t do that.

Fair Consultations

If you think your case is too small, think again. John Fox is happy to consult with you to discuss and review the facts of your case. We love helping clients both big and small.

No Fees Until We Win

If FOX LAW and a client agree to work together, it will be done a a contingency basis. What does this mean? You pay NOTHING until we win your case. We’ll carry all costs and assume all risks for you.

Convenient Philadelphia Location

You can visit FOX LAW at Two Logan Square in Center City, Philadelphia, but we serve residents of Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Lehigh counties. John Fox also makes house calls, if necessary.

Interested in free case evaluation for a veterans medical malpractice claim? Contact FOX LAW today or fill out our online case evaluation form below.

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