Unfortunately military medical malpractice at Luke AFB Base Hospital, the 56th Medical Group, is an issue and it has a history of failing to diagnose serious medical conditions, including cancer.
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 hospitals are 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.