Military Hospital Negligence

Federal Claims against Military Hospitals

Physicians and nurses at a military installation are held to the same standard of care as their civilian counterparts. But a medical negligence claim against military providers is brought in federal court and subject to specific rules. At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd, our attorneys have the experience in military medical malpractice to obtain justice for our clients.

Spouse or Child of Active Military? Retired Military?
Members of the military cannot sue the federal government for malpractice. But dependents of active duty members who were injured through negligence or retired personnel who suffered a VA hospital injury can bring an action. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. There is a two-year statute of limitations to file federal tort claims, and the sooner we get involved the better your chances of recovering compensation.

Based in Fayetteville, we have brought malpractice suits against military medical facilities at bases throughout North Carolina, including Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Camp Lejeune. We have also successfully brought personal injury and wrongful death claims in which the federal government is named as the negligent party.

Military Medical Malpractice: Federal Torts Litigation

Wade Byrd has extensive experience in federal court, including knowledge of federal procedure and the Form SF95 required to bring a federal tort claim for damages. He also has access to Rule 9J experts (doctors in the same or similar field) who have the credentials and the willingness to testify against negligent physicians. We have handled all types of military medical malpractice claims — birth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors.

A Success Story: We represented a former service member who was the spouse of an active duty soldier when she developed cancer of the face. The negligence of the military base doctor in treating the cancer literally resulted in the loss of her entire nose. The trauma and the humiliating fake nose she was provided made her withdraw entirely from public. The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd took up her cause and procured a substantial recovery on her behalf. With the proceeds, Mr. Byrd located an FBI prosthetics expert — who specialized in realistic disguises for undercover agents — to fashion for our client a more natural-looking nose.

See our medical malpractice verdicts and settlements

Call 9107793135 to discuss your possible claim. We offer a free initial consultation, including home or hospital visits within North Carolina.