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Mahoney Law recently settled a medical malpractice case on behalf of an elderly veteran for $825,000 due to VA hospital malrpactice.  We handle cases against Veterans Affairs Hospitals and we represent veterans and their families.  VA related malpractice cases are brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, known as the "FTCA."  Patrick Mahoney is an experienced VA hospital malpractice lawyer.  There are special pre-filing requirements for bringing a case against the VA.  Yes, you can sue the VA for malpractice, but there are strict time and notice requirements.  We have obtained several very large results against the VA in recent cases, including on an amputation case and on a spinal surgery related case.  We have also obtained multi-million dollar results against federally funded clinics in cases brought under the FTCA.  Veterans facilities are held to as high of standards as any private hospital or doctor.  Please call or email us if you have questions on a Department of Veterans Affairs malpractice case, whether Army, Air Force, or Navy. 

Mahoney Law PLLC of Boise is currently handing medical malrapctice cases involving the following areas:

Sepsis Infection Cases

Mis-Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Late Diagnosis

Birth Injury Cases

Cerebral Palsy Birth Cases

Shoulder Dystocia Birth Cases

Surgical Cases

General Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Device Cases

We also are handling select Insurance Cases, Personal Injury Cases, and Product Liability Cases.

Mahoney Law is a member of Super Lawyers for 2016.  We have a 10/10 AVVO rating.

Tips on hiring a Personal Injury Attorney:  (1) Be sure not to simply hire the first law firm that sends you flyers in the mail.  These days, many so called "trial law firms" are routinely sending direct mail advertisements to injury victims.  These lawyers troll the police reports and other sources to find the names of people who have been involved in car accidents.  They send out catchy mailers, brochures, guidebooks, etc., etc. trying to convince you to hire them.  Ask yourself:  if they are really that good would they need to send out direct mailers to me?  Probably not the firm to go with.  (2) Look for a firm with a track record of actual results that they share.  Results speak louder than words.  (3) Look for a firm with the resources to actually go the distance.  The only way you will obtain maximum value on your claim is to have an attorney who has the resources to fight to the end, versus a lawyer looking for a quick settlement.  Even if your case is one that should settle relatively quickly, you will only get maximum value if your lawyer is of the sort that is prepared to go to trial, that way the opposing insurance company knows that if they low ball you, they are in for a fight.  

Idaho medical malpractice attorney Patrick Mahoney has recently been listed in the presitgious Super Lawyers publication for 2016 for the Mountain States region for the practice area of patients' medical malpractice.  This is a respected mark of honor, requiring nomination, review, and succes in practice.  Mr. Mahoney has been selected for Super Lawyers multiple times in the area of medical malpractice law.  The Super Lawyers honor is a peer-reviewed badge of distinction, confirming a high level of skill in successfully representing patients in complex medical malpractice litigaiton.   

A key consideration in any personal injury case, including car accidents, is that Idaho has a two year statute of limitations for most cases.  Cases involving children have longer deadlines, and cases involving governmental entities have shorter deadlines.  So, be very mindful of time-limitiations; your personal injury attorney can guide you on this issue.  Another important rule of thumb to keep in mind is:  do what your doctor says!  Follow medical-professional advice in terms of your healing and recovery.  Your health is the most important part of the initial process -- do what the doctors order to give yourself the best chance at a full recovery, dealing with personal injury attorneys is an important part of the process but really should be secondary.  Lastly, in most cases it is not wise to speak with the insurance company for the opposing, at-fault driver for anything other than getting your vehicle fixed or replaced, i.e., your property damage claim.  Conversations about fault and liability are best had with your own personal injury lawyer.

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