I edited your question's practice area so that it will appear under the medical malpractice category instead of criminal defense which seems not to apply..
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Med mal cases are extremely fact-intensive (meaning it is almost impossible for an attorney to judge the merits of your case based on the 6 or 7 lines worth of information provided). But you have a few things going against you:
(1) VA hospital - If med mal cases weren't complicated enough: suing the federal government comes with a whole new set of challenges and immunity/damage caps issues.
(2) Your father, being 88 years old, according to any mortuary table is probably very close to his life expectancy. I hope he lives much longer...but when calculating damages, future medical care is a signficant issue. Limited lifespans lower the value of a case like this. Medical malpractice cases are notoriously expensive cases to bring...the potential damages have to far exceed the costs of bringing such a claim.
But please consult with a medical malpractice attorney licensed to practice in New York. As I said before, I couldn't possibly fully appreciate the full picture of the facts surrounding your father's potential case based on the limited information provided.
Good luck to you.
This post is in the criminal law section. You should re-post in the medical malpractice section where there is probably a better chance of getting an accurate answer. Sorry for your issue and hope you find an attorney that you feel comfortable with. Good luck.
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