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The Federal Tort Claims Act: A Primer for Medical Malpractice Cases in Virginia and Beyond.

Richmond, VA, May 14, 2017 --( Rachel Procopio and Brewster Rawls of RawlsMcNelis in Richmond, Virginia recently published an article in The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. The article is titled The Federal Tort Claims Act: A primer for medical malpractice cases in Virginia and beyond. 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. When it comes to pursuing a claim against the United States, it is challenging. This article provides insightful information about FTCA cases, the approach to litigation, requirements for filing, practice pointers and many other considerations.

The knowledge shared in this article through the experiences of attorneys at RawlsMcNelis provides lawyers with helpful details about navigating the challenges of FTCA cases. Lawyers should understand the procedures controlling each case being handled, the factual circumstances of a given case, and all other factors that determine success in litigation. FTCA cases are indeed a different world, but the basic principles of effective representation are the same.

About Rachel L. Procopio

Rachel has focused her practice on complex medical cases and healthcare. She has defended physicians, nurses, and healthcare systems in medical malpractice litigation. She has also advised healthcare clients on risk management and regulatory issues, and has represented providers being investigated by the Virginia Department of Health Professions. Additionally, Rachel has represented veterans and their spouses and families in Federal Tort Claims Act cases regarding care provided in VA facilities and military hospitals. Rachel has handled a wide variety of cases nationwide from the administrative phase through litigation.

About Brewster S. Rawls

Brewster is among the most experienced medical malpractice lawyers you will find anywhere. He is well- known for being able to get to the core of issues of almost any case and focusing on what matters to get the best results for his clients. In Virginia, Brewster has been a leader in medical malpractice defense since he was a young lawyer in the early 1990's. With well over 100 medical malpractice jury trials under his belt, Brewster has achieved—and still maintains—a level of mastery in medical malpractice litigation that few other attorneys can boast. In addition to being an experienced defense attorney, Brewster has also spent the last fifteen years representing countless veterans and military families in Federal Tort Claims Act cases based on negligent medical care by VA and military healthcare professionals.

About RawlsMcNelis

RawlsMcNelis is a health care law firm focused on cases involving complex medical issues including: Medical Malpractice Defense, VA and Military Medical Malpractice, and Vaccination Injury. The experienced team of medical legal professionals is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of personal service and legal representation. Because our staff includes Registered Nurses, a, J.D., M.D. and Veterans of the United States Military, we can truly appreciate and anticipate our clients' needs. Find out more about what makes RawlsMcNelis the go-to law firm for complex medical cases in Virginia and nationwide. Call us today at 1-877-838-4838.

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