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$6,374,611 Attorneys' fees



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$2,500,000 Attorneys' fees


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$3,125,000 Attorneys' fees


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Can I sue the VA?

If you or a family member is a victim of medical malpractice that occurred at a VA hospital or facility then you may be able to file a claim against the VA. Claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs can result from many different types of injuries and even wrongful death. Negligent medical care can arise in many different types of cases including serious personal injury, wrongful death, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, and many other types of injuries. If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury as a result of the negligence by a federal employee at a VA hospital or clinic then your case may fall under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

The Archuleta Law Firm has Attorneys and Medical Professionals on staff to help you and your family. We have represented thousands of Veterans and their families for over 25 years.

What is the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)?

The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA for short), is a United States federal law that allows Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families to file claims against the United States Government for damages caused by the negligent acts of federal employees. The FTCA was originally passed in 1946 for the purpose of providing an avenue of recovery to plaintiffs when an employee of the federal government acts negligently. Before 1946 the United States was immune from negligence suits because of sovereign immunity.

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Larrie Knudsen
Larrie Knudsen
22:56 09 Jun 20
There is little question that I would not have won my lawsuit against the VA without the assistance of the Archuleta... Law Firm. Given the unethical practice of the VA lawyer my lawyer had to be fierce in negotiations and prevailed. I highly appreciate their efforts and recommend them to other Vets needing professional more
Vonisha Greer
Vonisha Greer
19:41 21 May 20
The archuleta law firm is excellent. my case with the VA went perfect with no problems throughout the entire process. I... can't thank Michael enough for the awesome job that he did and the hard work. He exceeded my expectations with little resources to work with in reference to my case. I had absolutely no issues throughout the whole process he kept me informed at all times and was very honest. Thank you Michael archuleta for fighting for me and helping me out saying what I deserve. I recommend this law firm to anyone who wishes to win their more
Christopher Kimball
Christopher Kimball
15:17 10 Apr 20
I originally passed up Archuleta because I thought I would have better service from a local attorney. I have never... been so wrong. The local attorney told me that they did not believe I would win my FTCA case. I called Archuleta, and their team was wonderful. Not only did they agressively take on and win my case, but they contacted me every step of the way.I was afraid because I have never had to secure the help of an attorney, but this experience has totally changed my mind. I would truly recommend Archuleta to more
Lisa Christianson
Lisa Christianson
13:29 22 Mar 20
On November 4, 2016, life took a radical turn for us. Instead of preparing for the future, we found ourselves fighting... for Mark's life. As a retired military service member, Mark developed a life threatening spinal cord tumor. Little did we know, our healthcare provider was fully aware of the tumor, yet failed to notify us or take action early on. The tumor grew for eleven years. Not knowing what to do or where to turn, Mark spent many hours researching attorneys, for help. We live in Las Vegas, Nevada and the law firm that rose to the top of Mark's list was located in Texas. Not once in this entire process did the distance of miles ever become an issue. When working with the firm, we were always treated as if we were sitting right in the same room. Without ever meeting Mr. Archuleta, or his amazing staff, we hired them. As we worked to improve Mark's health and quality of life, Mr. Archuleta and his staff went to work for us.The Archuleta law services are top notch. They practice secure correspondence, using the latest technology and best practices. There was never a doubt about the protection of our privacy or lag in response time or in the ability to communicate, with the firm, in a timely manner. The staff made the process simple, straight forward and it was pleasure to work with them. Simply saying thank you seems so inadequate. We are unbelievably grateful to this law firm for their professionalism, determination and for their steadfast advocacy of their clients. Mark and I wholly endorse the Archuleta Law Firm for your legal needs. As you can imagine, Mark's case was extremely complex, lengthy and involved many variables. At all times, Mr. Archuleta held a tremendous command of the intricacies of Mark's case and most importantly, of the law. With his years of service to his clients and the relationships he has forged with others throughout a multitude of industries, Mr. Archuleta provided Mark and I peace of mind and the best possible outcome for our future. Well done, Sir! Well done, team Mark!Life rolls more
Ellen Daley
Ellen Daley
03:41 25 Jan 20
The Archuleta Law Firm is excellent. They kept us updated every step of the way. They were straightforward with us... throughout the process. They are very thorough and professional. We are so thankful. They care and it shows. Mr. Archuleta looks out for his client's best interests. He fights for justice! We were blessed to have him and his team on our more
Martin Schwartz
Martin Schwartz
17:51 17 Oct 19
“Amazing people who truly care for clients. From day one to settlement we were treated with genuine compassion and... respect. If your claim is legitimate Michael Archuleta will exhaust every resource to hold the government accountable. Throughout the Tort claim process the firm went to great lengths to ensure a successful outcome while keeping us informed, and educated us about the process. The firm is highly professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about helping clients. We can’t thank them enough. At the conclusion we had a positive outcome placing accountability to those who created the negligence. It is my opinion that we were represented by the only legal team capable of achieving such an amazing outcome. We feel truly blessed and would recommend Archuleta Law Firm to anyone injured while receiving negligent government medical care. We thank everyone at the Archuleta law more
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We Understand Medicine.
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Michael Archuleta, J.D., M.D., M.B.A. is an Experienced Military and VA Medical Malpractice Attorney and a Medical Doctor.

Dr. Archuleta has more than 28 years of experience helping Military Families and Veterans receive compensation for injuries and wrongful death due to military and VA medical negligence.

His Firm has Achieved Three of the Largest Judgments—and Three of the Largest Settlements—in the 70+ year history of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Video Transcript
My name is Michael Archuleta and my passion is to handle Federal Tort Claims and specifically military and VA malpractice cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act. I’ve been doing this for over twenty-five years.

Some of my background that’s helpful in handling these cases is that I’m also a physician. Before I went to law school I completed medical school and I completed an internship and I’m a licensed physician, which makes me a medical doctor. That has been one of the most important things that I’ve done in my life and in my career.

I went to law school because I am passionate about helping people and their families when someone is injured or killed as a result of medical negligence. Later, I focused my practice on military and VA medical malpractice cases, because I have found that those families and those veterans and those military members are some of the best clients that a lawyer could ever have.

A primary misconception that we’ve heard clients say many times is that they were told that the government couldn’t be sued, or that the Army/Navy/Air Force/Department of Veterans Affairs could not be sued, because they were the federal government. That’s not true in all cases.

It’s really important for someone who has been injured by medical malpractice at a government facility, such as a military or VA facility, that they have their case evaluated to see whether or not there is an avenue for recovery for their case. Congress made the Federal Tort Claims Act specifically so citizens of this country, and other countries, who are injured by the federal government could bring claims against the federal government. It is a Congress-sanctioned activity. There is nothing wrong with having your claim evaluated, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with bringing a claim against a government agency.

I encourage you to act as expeditiously as you can when you think that there may be a potential case. It costs nothing, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a case evaluated.

Dr. Michael Archuleta