Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

VA Fails to Protect Public from Potentially Dangerous Doctors

VA Fails to Protect Public from Potentially Dangerous Doctors

The Government Accountability Office has reported that five unnamed VA hospitals failed to fulfill requirements to report potentially dangerous healthcare providers to a national database and to state licensing authorities. That means doctors and dentists whose substandard care harmed patients were able to leave and cross state lines without their new employers or new patients… Read More »

VA Exposed for Knowingly Hiring Doctors with Histories of Malpractice and Discipline

VA Exposed for Knowingly Hiring Doctors with Histories of Malpractice and Discipline

USA Today recently published an account of its own investigation into hiring practices at Veterans Affairs facilities throughout the country that revealed a pattern of hiring doctors who had been sanctioned for malpractice and ethics violations. Some of the hirings were in fact illegal, because federal law prohibits the VA from hiring physicians whose licenses… Read More »

Types and Requirements for Claims under the Military Claims Act

The Military Claims Act (MCA) is the overseas equivalent to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA allows injured parties to sue the United States government in federal court for personal injuries, wrongful death and property loss under certain circumstances. The MCA does not allow for a lawsuit, but does provide a vehicle for… Read More »

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim against the Military Overseas

VA Benefits

U.S. citizens abroad often receive medical care at U.S. military facilities, especially when local healthcare standards are suspect. But what happens when these patients suffer injuries due to malpractice? Sovereign immunity protects U.S. government entities from lawsuits overseas, but injured parties can seek redress under the Military Claims Act (MCA), a law that allows, retirees,… Read More »