Do you have a claim?

Claims against the Veterans’ Administration (VA) are more common than you might think and comprise many different types of injuries. In a recent interview, we asked Joe Callahan, a Virginia attorney and retired naval officer who represents injured veterans and military dependants in medical malpractice claims against the Veterans’ Administration, to explain what types of claims are generally brought against the VA.

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Veterans Benefits – Unaffected By Filing a Lawsuit against VA

Does filing a lawsuit against the government affect other benefits that veterans or their families may receive? That’s a common question of many military personnel. The answer, according to Joe Callahan, a Virginia attorney and retired naval officer who represents injured veterans and military dependants in medical malpractice claims against the Veterans’ Administration, is no.

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Claims against the VA: What You Need to Know

Claims against the Veterans’ Administration (VA) fall under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) – an area of the law in which only a handful of attorneys focus their practices. Knowing who can bring a claim against the VA and understanding how it differs from claims in the private sector are important for every military employee, and their families, to know.

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How a VA Attorney Can Help with Your Claim

Having qualified representation in any claim can put your mind at ease, but especially in Veterans’ Administration (VA) medical malpractice claims where following procedures and overcoming government bureaucracy can often make or break a claim.

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VA Lawsuit Process

When filing a claim against the Veterans’ Administration, it’s important to understand what’s involved in the process. There are generally three phases of which military personnel should be aware – the investigation phase, the administrative claims phase and the litigation / resolution phase. To explain the litigation / resolution phase of the process, we asked an expert – Joe Callahan, a Virginia attorney and retired naval officer who represents injured veterans and military dependants in medical malpractice claims against the Veterans’ Administration.

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VA Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Like any medical malpractice lawsuit, injured parties must be very careful of filing their claim within the statute of limitations to avoid losing their right to recover. Lawsuits against the Veterans’ Administration (VA) are subject to a statute of limitations; however, the process is a bit different.

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