The VA Tort Claim – Some Very Basic Info.

The VA Tort Claim – Some Very Basic Info.

I want to line out some basic facts about VA Tort claims – and their Title 38 “cousin”, the Section 1151 claim.

Here’s how it works.

Veterans may be able to service-connect injuries (and their surviving spouses may be able to obtain DIC for a death) caused by treatment in the VA healthcare system.

At the same time, they may also be able to sue the VA doctors or employees that caused the injury under “tort” law.

In this post, I’ll talk about some of the similarities and differences – just the basics – of the so-called VA Tort Claim.