The US Department of Veterans Affairs was designed to offer programs for veterans and their families, everything from education opportunities, to rehabilitation services, compensation payments for disabilities, to health care and much more. While the purpose behind these programs is honorable, their implementation has not always been high quality.
Countless veterans and service members have suffered at the hands of the VA each year due to medical malpractice. If this has happened to you or someone you know, Whiting & Bruner, a team specializing in VA law, can help you fight to get the compensation you deserve.
One of the programs available to veterans and their family members is Disability Compensation, which is a monthly tax-free payment to veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military. Individuals can qualify for this program with physical conditions and mental health conditions that developed before, during, or after their service.
In order to start receiving this compensation, you must file a claim. Within the claim, you have to ensure that you are eligible and you must provide evidence, supporting documents, that you’ll submit with your claim. In addition, you can expect that your discharge papers will also be reviewed, as well as your other service records.
From the date you open your claim application, you will have 365 days to complete the application and submit any and all evidence. It takes, on average, about 162 days for the VA to make a decision on your disability claim. Retaining a lawyer can help make this process faster and can take any unnecessary stress away from you and your family.
Specializing in VA Law, Whiting & Bruner are dedicated to providing veterans, service members, and their families with the legal representation they deserve. Our team of experts has the knowledge and expertise necessary to carefully navigate the complexities of VA medical malpractice cases.
When you work with Whiting & Bruner, you will be treated like the hero you are. We are grateful for the many sacrifices you have made for our freedom and we consider it our greatest honor to represent you and your family. As a veteran of any age, you deserve more than the subpar medical care that is often provided through the VA.
There are several different types of medical malpractice, so chances are, if you’ve been injured you are likely a victim of VA medical malpractice. Completing compensation claims can be lengthy and involves many different steps so we recommend reaching out to an experienced VA lawyer as soon as possible.
At Whiting & Bruner, we specialize in VA medical malpractice and have gained valuable experience and education on the various nuances of VA law. We have worked on several different medical malpractice cases including: negligence, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, and wrongful death.
Whether you or your family member has been a victim of VA medical malpractice, our team will work tirelessly to provide you with the outcome you deserve in a timely manner. Give us a call today to get started.