We are Military Medical Malpractice Attorneys
- 40 Years of Experience
- Over $3 Billion Won for Our Clients
- Thousands of Lives Changed
Securing a full measure of justice for service members, veterans, and their families has been our passion for 40 years.
Has Your Family Been Victimized by Military Medical Malpractice?
If the injuries suffered are severe, don’t expect the government to voluntarily do the right thing. Expect to battle for the compensation you deserve. Expect a knock-down, drag-out fight in cases involving catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, birth-related cerebral palsy, paralysis, cancer misdiagnosis, amputation, rampant infections, facial disfigurement, and death.
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Who Your Family Brings to the Fight Matters
- Janet, Janet & Suggs (JJS) has been maximizing compensation for clients in need for 40 years in medical malpractice and other serious cases. We’ve won hard-fought battles in virtually every kind of catastrophic medical malpractice injury case you can imagine.
- JJS has recovered over $3 billion in compensation for our clients from some of the country’s toughest defendants, including the U.S. Government.
- JJS lawyers have authored numerous articles, have been the lead or sole author of multiple books about medical malpractice. Our lawyers are frequently called upon by trial lawyer associations to educate other lawyers about how to most effectively represent patients in medical malpractice cases. Books include Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases and Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, both published by Thomson Reuters, as well as Patient’s Rights and Doctor’s Wrongs: Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Meet the Leaders of JJS’s Military Malpractice Division
TEAM LEADER Navy Veteran, Ken Suggs, has long been considered one the nation’s premier Plaintiff’s attorneys, and served as President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as American Association of Justice), the leading plaintiff’s bar association.
Giles Manley, MD, JD, a Board-Certified physician, practiced medicine for 20 years before becoming a medical malpractice attorney.
Andrew Janet is a former Executive Editor of the NYU Law Review. He recently called upon his understanding of the intricacies of FTCA law to help defeat the government’s attempt to use a legal technicality to avoid liability in a tragic birth injury case.
Natalie D’Antonio is a tireless advocate for women and children harmed by the negligence of others. She is a tough and seasoned former government lawyer, who has great insight into how the government handles lawsuits.
The Right to Recover Substantial Damages
Millions of dollars are often recoverable in military medical malpractice cases. In some cases compensation reaches into the tens of millions. In the case of a birth-injured child who develops cerebral palsy, lost earning capacity alone often runs into the millions of dollars, and future medical care can easily amount to tens of millions of dollars.
Compensation for patients may be available for:
- Personal injuries
- The effect such injuries have on overall physical health and well-being
- Physical pain and mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and associated humiliation or embarrassment
- Medical and other expenses
- Loss of earnings and earning capacity
Compensation in wrongful death cases may be available for:
- The deceased’s conscious pain, suffering, and lost earnings
- For certain survivors, mental anguish and loss of love, companionship, and financial support
Featured Verdicts and Settlements
The following represent just a few of the victories we’ve achieved for our medical malpractice clients.
Military Medical Malpractice
- $15.1 Million – Mismanaged Delivery A trial award by a Federal Judge in a Tennessee case against an Army Community Hospital whose improper fetal monitoring during delivery and failure to properly inform the mother of specific risks led to her child suffering a hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, resulting in cerebral palsy and lifelong neurological deficits.
- $13 Million – Poor Post-Operative Care A settlement received in a case against a U.S. government-employed healthcare provider in Hawaii whose poor post-operative care resulted in brain damage and cerebral palsy.
- $11.5 Million – Delayed Resuscitation Settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child suffered acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury as a result of delayed resuscitation at a U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam.
- $6.5 Million – Mismanaged Delivery A settlement obtained in a case in Texas against an Army Medical Center whose misuse of Pitocin, mismanagement of fetal heart rate patterns, and delay in cesarean delivery contributed to a child developing cerebral palsy.
- $4 Million – Delayed Delivery Settlement received on behalf of a child who suffered oxygen deprivation following a mismanaged cesarean section that resulted in a 12 minute delay in delivery at an Army Medical Center in Texas.
Civilian Medical Malpractice
- $33.5 Million – Delayed C-section A Tennessee jury awarded this record-breaking verdict after finding that delays in performing an urgently needed cesarean section resulted in a baby developing severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.
- $24.25 Million – Failure to Diagnose A record-breaking medical malpractice jury verdict in the District of Columbia, obtained for a child who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy because her doctors failed to properly diagnose and respond to an airway obstruction.
- $18.1 Million – Mismanaged Labor & Delivery Verdict obtained in Iowa on behalf of a child who developed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after the mother was taken off of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and placed on intermittent monitoring despite known risk factors.
- $17.5 Million – Mismanaged Delivery Settlement obtained in Tennessee on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy as a result of mismanagement of labor and delivery.
- 15.5 Million – Delayed Delivery An OBGYN’s failure to come to the hospital to assess and deliver a baby caused brain damage and cerebral palsy, resulting in a record-breaking verdict in Minnesota.
What it Takes to Win
Experienced, persuasive, aggressive, trial lawyers who:
- Have a track record of winning record-breaking verdicts and settlements,
- Leave no stone unturned to develop a winning case,
- Have the financial ability to generously fund cases so the best expert support can be obtained,
- Use the latest technology to help present the most persuasive case,
- Work with top medical experts, and
- Deeply care about the families they represent.
JJS checks all these boxes, and more.
Military Medical Malpractice Cases on Behalf of Veterans and Military Families are Brought Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) – FIVE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- While active service members can now file claims with the Department of Defense, they are still barred from filing in federal court. However, military families and veterans may file a claim in court under the FTCA. A claimant must provide written notice to the government about his or her claim before filing a lawsuit. This is an administrative claim, which the government has six months to answer.
- Notice must be presented to the appropriate federal agency, such as the Department of the Navy, Army, Marines or Air Force, or the Veterans Administration.
- If the agency denies the claim, the claimant can file suit in federal court within six months of the denial. If no decision is made by the agency after six months, a claimant can file suit thereafter.
- A fixed deadline of two years from the date of the injury applies to filing the administrative notice, and if that deadline has not been met, the claim will be barred.
- A separate fixed deadline applies to the filing of a lawsuit, and if that deadline has not been met, the claim may be barred.
If you suspect you have a viable military medical malpractice claim, it is absolutely essential that you consult an experienced military malpractice lawyer about these deadlines and the information that must be provided to the government in your notice of claim.
Negligent VA Care from a Private Healthcare Provider
In 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs expanded veterans’ access to private healthcare facilities through the VA Mission Act, claiming that this would increase the number of veterans eligible to receive such access from 8% to 40%. Veterans who received substandard care at one of these non-VA facilities (known as community care providers) may still be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover damages.
A New Avenue for Justice
Under the Feres Doctrine, active service members have long been unable to bring medical malpractice claims against the government. Now, as a result of the SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act, the Department of Defense will finally create a process so that active duty military personnel can be compensated for injuries suffered as a result of medical malpractice at military facilities. Later this year, the DOD will release details describing how this new system will be implemented. We look forward to helping active service members receive the compensation they deserve.