VA Hospital Liability
You Served. You Shouldn’t Have to Pay With an Injury.
Although Veterans Administration hospitals are operated under federal guidelines, they are often among the most poorly run health care facilities in New York. Every year, hundreds of our nation’s veterans, who should be receiving the best of care, suffer injuries caused by insufficient hygiene, improper treatment and medical errors. Filing a claim against a federal administration involves a different set of legal procedures and requires experience with the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Your loved one deserves to be treated right. We fight on their behalf.
For decades, the law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, has been the litigation firm families turn to for help when their loved ones are being injured in a VA hospital in the Capital Region and throughout central New York. Senior partner James E. Hacker has earned recognition as a preeminent injury attorney and is a member of the National Order of Barristers. He is past president of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.
Our team of personal injury trial attorneys offers more than 125 combined years of litigation experience handling malpractice cases. We handle claims against all VA hospitals throughout New York, including those against the Stratton VA in Albany and the Buffalo Veteran’s hospital.
There is a two-year time limit to file a claim against the VA.
To meet the two-year deadline an administrative claim “Form 95” must be properly completed, signed and served on the appropriate representative of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. If the filed claim is ignored or denied, the injured vet can commence a lawsuit in Federal Court against the government for damages. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the case is decided by a judge, not a jury. We have a successful track record of resolving nearly all of our VA malpractice cases before trial.
We can handle everything.
Contact our offices in Albany to discuss the specifics of your VA hospital negligence case. We have a long history of helping vets recover maximum money damages against the Veteran’s Administration.
We handle VA hospital negligence and VA doctor negligence cases involving:
Our highly-skilled legal team also represents injured victims with other types of malpractice cases, including:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Medication Errors
- Prescription Errors
- Wrong Site Surgery
- Failure to Diagnose
- Orthopedic Device Injury
- VA Hospital Liability
- Birth Injury
You won’t know if you have a claim until you talk to a qualified attorney
Under federal regulations, there is a cap on the amount of fees we can collect from your settlement or jury award. If you don’t collect money damages, you won’t pay any legal fees. Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Contact our offices to schedule a meeting to discuss your VA hospital negligence case.