The Federal Tort Claims Act: A primer for medical malpractice cases in Virginia and beyond

Rachel Procopio and Brewster Rawls just published this article in The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  The article is intended as a primer for lawyers not familiar with Federal Tort Claims Act medical malpractice cases.  It addresses many of the issues peculiar to such cases and provides an excellent overview.


Representing veterans and military families is rewarding. FTCA cases are challenging and at times the process can be frustrating. Like everything in the law, you need to understand the procedures controlling what you do, the factual circumstances of a given case, and all those other factors that determine success in litigation. The FTCA is indeed a different world, but the basic principles of effective representation are the same. 

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