Should I file a claim against the VA myself?
It is usually better if you work with a specialized VA medical malpractice lawyer to present your administrative claim because there are many details of the law that a non-lawyer may not be aware of in presenting an administrative claim.
You can lose valuable time correcting mistakes, or may use up one of the two chances that you have to present a claim administratively. Your safest bet is to consult with a VA attorney experienced in handling FTCA cases and work with them to present the best administrative claim possible. Don’t delay because the more time your law firm has to review the file and prepare your claim before the statute of limitations expires, the better.