Military Lawyer for Claims Against The Government

Active and former military members and their families have to sue the federal government when they are injured or damaged as a result of negligence or violations of law.

The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, in Washington, D.C., represents current and former service members and their families who have been injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice or military negligence in non-combat activities.

We also represent those who have been damaged as a result of violations of their personal privacy laws. In our 30 years in representing military clients, we have successfully resolved hundreds of personal injury and privacy violation lawsuits.

Personal injury and privacy cases may seem far apart, but there are common threads between them. All involve negligence or wrongful action by a government agency, such as the military; and entitle the injured parties to sue the government for compensation or other justice, such as corrective actions.

Military Medical Practice and Non-Combat Activities Loss

Personal Injury or Death Caused by Military Medical Malpractice

Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), retired service members and military dependents who have been injured by medical malpractice or negligence at a military treatment facility (MTF) can file claims against the federal government. Complainants must file a Notice of Claim within two years of the date when they first knew of the injury.

 

Property Loss, Personal Injury or Death Caused by Military Non-Combat Activities

People who suffer property loss or injury from the non-combat actions of military personnel can file claims for damages against the federal government under the Military Claims Act (MCA).

Protecting and Enforcing Personal Information | Military Privacy Act Representation

While U.S. military branches expect service members to follow military rules and regulations, service members may expect the same from the military, especially when the rules and regulations concern private information.

The Privacy Act of 1974 guarantees, among other things, rights and protections to military members and civilians whose records are maintained by the military.

In particular, individual military members are permitted to:

  • Learn which records pertain to them
  • Find out where those records are stored
  • Determine whether they are being used for other than their intended purposes
  • Prevent their records from being made available for purposes other than originally intended
  • Access their records, make copies of those records and to correct or amend them

When service members’ privacy rights are violated by branches of the military that disclose, misuse or withhold requested information, service members may file civil suits to protect their rights.

As an experienced Privacy Act attorney, David P. Sheldon can ably represent you in defending and enforcing your privacy rights in a civil suit against a branch of the military.

Steps in Filing a Government Claim

The steps for filing claims against the government depend on the clients’ circumstances. In general, Mr. Sheldon will discuss your situation with you, advise you of your options, and — if you decide to pursue a lawsuit — he will take the following steps:

Obtaining records
Evaluating claims
Investigating claims
Making your case
Resolution

Who The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon Represents

The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon represents the personal injury and privacy interests of U.S. Armed Forces clients across the country and abroad.

As your lawyer, Mr. Sheldon will see that you get the best shot at obtaining just compensation for your injury or your loved one’s death caused by a military doctor, civilian employee or active-duty member of the Armed Forces performing outside the line of duty.


For more information or a free consultation with an experienced military defense lawyer, contact us online or by calling 202-546-9575 or 202-546-9575 toll-free.

TORT Claims Against The Government

Individuals have the right to sue the federal government when they are injured or damaged as a result of negligence or other violations of law.

The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, in Washington, D.C., represents current and former service members and their families as well as federal employees who have been injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice or military negligence in non-combat activities. We also represent those who have been damaged as a result of violations of their personal privacy laws. In our 30 years in representing military clients, we have successfully resolved hundreds of personal injury and privacy violation lawsuits.

Personal injury and privacy cases may seem far apart, but there are common threads between them. All involve negligence or wrongful action by a government agency, such as the military. And entitle the injured parties to sue the government for compensation or other justice, such as corrective actions.

FTCA: Military Medical Malpractice and Military Non-Combat Activities

Personal Injury or Death Caused by Military Medical Malpractice

Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), retired service members and military dependents who have been injured by medical malpractice or negligence at a military treatment facility (MTF) can file claims against the federal government. Complainants must file a Notice of Claim within two years of the date when they first knew of the injury.

 

Property Loss, Personal Injury or Death Caused by Military Non-Combat Activities

People who suffer property loss or injury from the non-combat actions of military personnel can file claims for damages against the federal government under the Military Claims Act (MCA).

Protecting and Enforcing Personal Information | Military Privacy Act Representation

While U.S. military branches expect service members to follow military rules and regulations, service members may expect the same from the military, especially when the rules and regulations concern private information.

The Privacy Act of 1974 guarantees, among other things, rights and protections to military members and civilians whose records are maintained by the military.

When service members’ privacy rights are violated by branches of the military that disclose, misuse or withhold requested information, service members may file civil suits to protect their rights.

As an experienced Privacy Act attorney, our firm can ably represent you in defending and enforcing your privacy rights in a civil suit against a branch of the military.

Taking a stand can be daunting. The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon PLLC provided timely and valuable legal counsel during the most challenging period of my career. I felt like David against Goliath: the gravity of the system is overwhelming. David, Shannon and the team were there to provide timely and relevant advice. My legal team gave me the tools and confidence to stand up to the system AND WIN!

- Todd C. USN