Although many readers of this blog might reasonably believe that it is impossible for active-duty military servicemembers, veterans and military dependants to bring legal claims against the federal government for personal injuries suffered through the negligent acts or omissions of government actors, that is not true.
Indeed, while it can seem exceedingly difficult to do so, with the avenues for pursuing grievances appearing to be both limited and full of daunting obstacles, military negligence can indeed be challenged.
As we note online on our website at the Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, claims against the government alleging medical malpractice, privacy violations and additional matters can be pursued through the active intervention of a proven military defense attorney.
The role that an experienced military attorney can play in representing an injury victim is centrally important in broad-based ways.
For starters, it is critically important that any would-be claimant fully understand the relevant time considerations that might apply to -- and potentially bar -- an injury claim. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, for example, a claim against a government employee or office alleging negligence and resulting injury must be filed within two years of the date when a complainant first became aware of an injury.
Moreover, certain complaints must be initially pursued through military channels, while others can be filed immediately as civil claims in civilian courts.
Attorney David P. Sheldon handles every aspect of a claim from inception through appeal, including record collection, investigation and evaluation, case presentation and, when necessary, litigation.
We welcome inquiries regarding our practice areas and experience.
No injury victim should suffer silently from military negligence and without seeking a remedy to compensate for damages. Our law firm has vigorously represented the interests of injury victims for more than two decades, seeking to ensure that injuries are duly remedied through applicable laws and processes.