Failure to Diagnose and Birth Injuries Alaska Military And Coast Guard Bases — Medical Malpractice Attorney
Posted on April 21, 2012
Unfortunately military medical malpractice at Alaska Military and Coast Guard Facilities is an issue, indeed, they have a history of failing to diagnose serious medical conditions as well as birth injuries.
Moreover, as the recent father of a newborn son, I can assest to the fact that going through the experience of child birth for a new or existing family can be an exciting, but stressful time. Being in Alaska simpy heightens the concerns as there are fewer choices for medical care. When faced with a birth injury or birth injuries, such as a brain injury, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, paralysis, fractured or broken bones, asphyxia, shoulder dystocia, stillborn death, forceps and vacuum extraction injuries, preeclampsia, fetal distress, abruption of the placenta, it is difficult to know where to turn when medical malpractice is involved or suspected.
When the malpractice takes place at a military hospital, you can add a significant additional layer of complication. Most military members and their defendants, do not realize that malpractice claims against military hospitalsare all handled under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the FTCA) and through the federal courts.
Often times, however, when you contact a local attorney, while they may be interested in your case, they do not understand the process for suing the government. Having been a Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force as well as the United States Army, I know how to handle such claims.
Another concern of course is that they often have a small window for filing the claim under the FTCA. So you will not want to delay calling an attorney. In fact, many of my calls with potential clients take place only days after the birth and while the patient is still in the hospital.
If I can help or guide you, call me, Eric Webb, at 323-462-3736. My firm has $25M in results: www.bestmilitarymedicalmalpracticelawyer.com/Military-Medical-Malpractice/Birth-Injuries.shtml
We handle medical malpractice claims such as surgical errors, failure to diagnose, birth injuries, out of all of the major military hospitals throughout Alaska, including at the following installations:
- Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, AK
- US Army Health Clinic, Fort Greely, Big Delta, AK
- US Army Troop Medical Clinic, Fort Richardson, Anchorage, AK
- 3 Medical Group, Elmendorf AFB, AK
- 354 Medical Group, Eielson AFB, AK
- US Coast Guard Base Clinic, Ketchikan, AK
- US Coast Guard Support Center, Health Services Clinic, Kodiak, AK
- US Coast Guard Air Station Clinic, Sitka, AK