August 25, 2017
It’s sad, but many veterans are coming home from the wars overseas and not getting the treatment they deserve. However, suing the Veterans Administration for medical malpractice is not an easy proposition; it is, after all, a branch of the federal government, which means there are complications that arise in seeking compensation for wrongdoings.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort to get the damages you deserve. It does, however, mean you have to take the right approach to get the right result. Discover five important pieces of knowledge that you need to know before suing the Veterans Administration and how an attorney can help your case.
Suing the Veterans Administration requires you to prove negligence, that someone at the VA behaved irresponsibly and you got hurt as a direct result. Most circumstances of negligence involving the Veterans Administration are related to surgical errors, improper procedures, the wrong diagnosis or failure to diagnose, abuse and neglect of patients, and treatment by unlicensed people.
Keep All Records
Make sure that you keep all medical records and records to back up your symptoms and your claim. The more evidence you have to support your story, the better off you’ll be. Track every doctor’s visit, every single procedure you receive, all diagnoses delivered, every medication you’re on and every symptom you experience. It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant, the more records you have the better off you’ll be.
Be Careful about Communication
Think carefully about everything you say, who you say it to, and any correspondence you send. The old cliché of anything you say can be used against you is very true. Any email or letter you send might backfire later on, so any communications should be 100 percent factual and straightforward.
Don’t Spin the Facts
Don’t try to spin the facts to make yourself look less guilty. This is a critical error that too many people make. Stick to the facts as they happen. Don’t try to spin them in any way. Don’t add, subtract, or editorialize.
Get an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in the world between getting a sizable settlement for your suffering, and losing your case. Don’t misunderstand what you’re up against; the VA is a powerful organization with tough attorneys of its own and they’ll go to lengths to make you look like the guilty party.
Lawyers who sue the VA have very specialized knowledge and skills that they can ply to protect your rights from start to finish. You will need the skills and dedication of a personal injury lawyer experienced in dealing with the VA to have the best shot at getting your case resolved.
If you or a loved one has suffered problems with the Veterans Administration in Nevada, due to misdiagnosis, incompetent procedures, wrong medication or any other reason, Paul Padda Law can help. Our law firm has a wealth of experience in dealing with these kinds of cases and we can get you the settlement you deserve. Give us a call for a consultation on your case today!