Nevada VA Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you were injured while being treated at the Department of Veterans Affairs, we can help.
Suing the veterans administration in Nevada requires highly skilled attorneys well-versed in Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) claims. Our knowledgeable, experienced Las Vegas federal attorneys thoroughly understand the law and know how to get results. We acquired this skill by working with injury victims who suffered serious personal injuries while patients or visitors at VA facilities.
Our Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers take tremendous pride in helping our Nation’s veterans receive the legal representation they deserve. Attorney Paul S. Padda has helped many veterans achieve justice! There is nothing more ironic or cruel than a veteran that has served his or her country only to return home and be subjected to malpractice by the VA.
Call our office today at (702) 366-1888 or via our online form to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
Let Us Explain Your Rights
Having worked as a U.S. trial attorney, Paul Padda is well-versed in legal strategies against government entities such as the VA. While you can file what is known as a Section 1151 claim for disability compensation, you also can seek monetary damages under the unique federal statute known as Federal Tort Claims Act. Any veteran that has suffered injury in a VA facility should know that any potential lawsuit that could be brought against the government alleging negligence would be exclusively governed by the FTCA. This legislation is highly unique and specialized. One fatal misstep can result in the dismissal of an otherwise meritorious claim.
Preparing an FTCA lawsuit
An FTCA claim generally is the best remedy. Many more acts of negligence are covered under the FTCA than under Section 1151. But an FTCA claim against the VA typically is more complex, which is where Paul Padda can help. If you slipped and fell at a VA because perhaps a janitor did a poor job cleaning a floor, you may have grounds for a Federal Tort Claims Act action for any personal injuries you have sustained.
Negligence of doctors remains the most common basis of lawsuits against VA
Medical malpractice is one of the most common causes of injuries sustained at VA facilities in Nevada which result in a lawsuit. Medical malpractice can cover a wide range of issues, including:
- Surgical errors
- Performing wrong medical procedure
- Failure to diagnose a disease or illness
- Failure to properly treat patients
- Patient abuse and neglect
- Unlicensed people performing medical procedures
Why experience counts when taking legal action against the government
At Paul Padda Law, one of our main focus areas is suing the federal government. We have extensive experience that can help you achieve the results you need and deserve. As former federal prosecutors and federal trial attorneys handling civil cases, we are very familiar with the Federal Tort Claims Act and all of its unique requirements. As a matter of fact, many prominent personal injury attorneys turn to Paul Padda Law for assistance with cases involving lawsuits against the federal government.
How do I file a government negligence lawsuit?
The FTCA grants people the right to sue the government if they’ve been injured in an accident on government property or involving a government worker. This includes injuries and accidents at a veterans administration facility. Such accidents can be extremely complicated from a legal standpoint. That’s why it’s critical that you have a knowledgeable, experienced Las Vegas attorney who thoroughly understands the Federal Tort Claims Act on your side.
Paul Padda can help you gather evidence needed to file a claim, including itemized bills for medical expenses; data about medical expenses you expect to encounter in future; your treating doctor’s statement; a VA medical report about your mental or physical condition; and information from your employer about any lost time from your job.