National federal tort claims (FTCA) cases

Medical Information Provided By: Dr. Krista Kurtyan, M.D.
Legal Information Provided By: Hartley Hampton, J.D. and Christopher King, J.D.

Medical Negligence & Federal Health Care Providers

When it comes to medical malpractice and birth injury cases, victims have a right to seek a financial recovery of their damages by pursuing legal action against the at-fault party, such as the treating nurse or physician and / or the hospital or medical facility where the incident took place. In some situations, however, patients suffer preventable harm and losses due to the negligence of medical providers who work for the federal government. When this is the case, victims will need to navigate unique legal proceedings under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) in order to recover the compensation they deserve.

At Hampton & King, our Houston medical malpractice attorneys leverage extensive experience and resources to fight on behalf of patients and families who have been harmed by the negligence of medical professionals employed by the federal government, or who are contracted to work at government-funded health care facilities across the nation. Due to the unique and difficult nature of FTCA cases, it becomes critical that victims work with lawyers who know how to effectively bring these claims and hold the government liable for damages.

Why Hampton & King?

  • Hundreds of Millions in Compensation Recovered
  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Recognized Leaders in Birth Injury & Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Contingency Fees – No Fee Unless We Win

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FTCA Cases & Victims’ Rights

While the federal government is immune from liability in certain types of tort claims, the FTCA removes this immunity and permits private citizens to sue the United States in federal civil court when they suffer preventable harm. Under the FTCA, the federal government can be held liable for damages suffered by victims in most situations where a private citizen committing the same acts would be held liable under civil tort laws.

For victims of medical malpractice and preventable birth injuries, the FTCA provides pathways through which claims of negligence can be made against the federal government. These claims, as with any tort claim, must establish all necessary elements, including the existence of a doctor-patient relationship, legal obligation of a treating medical provider, act of negligence or substandard care that deviated from acceptable medical standards, and damages suffered by the victim.

Although FTCA lawsuits are filed against the United States, they can arise from any number of situations involving negligent care provided by nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals working at government facilities or as agents of the federal government. For example, medical malpractice and birth injury FTCA cases may involve claims against:

  • Veterans Affairs
  • VA Hospitals
  • Military Hospitals
  • Federally Funded Clinics

Because FTCA cases entail unique proceedings, including the requirement that victims first exhaust administrative remedies, they demand the attention of attorneys who have distinct experience handling malpractice cases involving the federal government. By walking clients through each phase of the process, working diligently with medical experts, and preparing cases for trial while addressing administrative proceedings, our attorneys seek to secure the maximum compensation possible for our clients.

Learn More About Your Case & Rights. Call (713) 489-0993

Medical malpractice and birth injury cases are among the most legally intricate and complex cases involving negligence, injuries, and death – and they can be made even more challenging when they involve the federal government. At Hampton & King, our attorneys have demonstrated that we have the experience, insight, and resources required of even the most difficult cases – and that we fight aggressively to ensure victims and families are made whole following preventable acts of negligence.

If you or someone you love has been harmed at a federally funded health care facility, we encourage you to reach out to our firm to learn more about your rights, whether you have a valid claim, and what our award-winning attorneys can do to help.

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