Military medical malpractice claims are governed by special federal laws — the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Military Claims Act. While our firm is based in the District of Columbia, our attorneys travel to and associate with firms throughout the country handling important military medical malpractice cases. As one example, in 2007, Bruce Klores obtained a $28 million dollar verdict for a military family in court which, after five years of appeals, was finally paid. Our attorneys have also settled some of the largest cases under the Military Claims Act, which does not allow for litigation.
Read about Bruce Klores's 28 million dollar verdict on behalf of a Navy family.
Until 2020, active duty military were barred from asserting claims for medical malpractice that occurred in military facilities. Thanks to a change in a law called the National Defense Authorization Act, active duty military can now pursue these claims through an administrative process.
Why Choose Us?
A nationally known and respected trial lawyer with over 35 years experience, Bruce J. Klores has recovered over 40 million dollars for military families and another 250 million for his civilian clients in malpractice cases. He has taught both medicine and medical malpractice litigation to military and civilian lawyers and has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most respected organization of trial attorneys in the country.
A board-certified trial lawyer with over 20 years trial experience, Scott M. Perry obtained over $46 million in medical malpractice verdicts in 2019 alone. Throughout his career, Scott has obtained record-setting verdicts in complex cases.
For Our Clients
Our Military Medical Malpractice Attorneys
We formed Military Medical Malpractice Attorneys to further our long standing commitment to service members and their families and also in response to the passing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which now allows active duty military members to bring claims for medical negligence against the United States- a right that civilians, military dependents, and retirees from the armed forces have enjoyed for decades. Our compassionate , experienced and tested attorneys are proud to represent those who serve our country, and to help active duty members and their families get the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained as a result of military medical malpractice.
Military Medical Malpractice Blog
Check out our active duty medical malpractice blog, covering the latest news about the Military Claims Act and medical malpractice nationwide.
According to VT Digger, a Vermont Newspaper, Veteran Wesley Black has filed a military medical malpractice lawsuit against the White River Junction VA Medical Center. After Black had gone to the medical center in 2013 for intestinal issues, he was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome without receiving any tests. Again in 2014 and then 2016, Black…Read More
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Jessica Purcell, a captain in the Army Reserve, was pregnant with her first child when she first noticed a swollen lymph node under her left arm. After seeking care at a MacDill Air Force Base clinic in 2017, health-care providers told Purcell that it was likely an infection or something…Read More
U.S. News Reports that Hospitals Performing Fewer Surgeries May Have Higher Rates of Military Medical Negligence
Patient shortages in military hospitals may contribute to military medical negligence. U.S. News examined three decades of data drawn from every military hospital worldwide from 2012 through 2016, looking into 10 categories of procedures: weight-loss surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, mitral valve repair, surgery to patch abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid-artery stenting, and operations to remove…Read More
Low Volumes of Surgeries in Military Hospitals May Put Patients at Higher Risk of Military Surgical Errors
Research Shows Hospitals with Highest Volumes of Surgeries Achieve the Best Results According to U.S. News, three decades of research has shown doctors and hospitals with the highest volumes of complex surgical procedures achieve the best results. Most military surgeons, when they are not caring for troops injured in battle, attempt to maintain their skills by…Read More
Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal Discusses Pioneering Military Medical Malpractice Law for Active-Duty Members
A Solider with Cancer Gets His Day in Court Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal, a 38-year-old Green Beret was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer by a civilian pulmonologist after doctors at Fort Bragg base hospital missed chances to diagnose the cancer before it had spread. According to NPR, Stayskal said that he got angry when an…Read More
How the New Military Medical Malpractice Law Became Part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Since 2018, Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal has been fighting to hold the military accountable for the military medical malpractice that resulted in the misdiagnosis of his terminal lung cancer. Making a 330-mile drive at least once a month, to Washington from Ft. Bragg, Sgt. Stayskal and his wife Megan met with members of Congress…Read More