Testimonials

"A few years ago my daughter and I went through a very difficult time when she was born prematurely at the fault of an Ob/Gyn. Looking at my tiny baby, I was afraid of what the future had in store for her. She had and will have many medical needs that goes above and beyond what insurance will cover. The attorneys at Archuleta, Alsaffar and Higginbotham stepped up and helped us secure my daughter's future. Everyone in the office treated me with compassion and respect! I am so grateful for all the hard work they did! Because of them, my daughter's life will be just a little bit brighter!"

Aimee White

“I would like to send our sincere thanks and gratitude to your firm for helping us with my surgery case. Our attorney was Laurie Higginbotham. She along with her staff, is and will always be a blessing to us. What a godsend. Not only did your office take on the Veterans Administration for us, but ultimately proved that they were in the wrong. Laurie truly lived up to and surpassed our expectations. We were informed every step of the way as to how our case was progressing, and that truly made us feel special. We had the pleasure of watching her at our settlement hearing, and she was quite amazing to see in action. We will never be able to thank Laurie for what she did for us in settling our case. She helped us get redemption for what the VA did to me."

Jim and Debbie Duffy

On October 3, 2005, my husband went in to a military hospital for what was suppose to be same-day surgery. The surgeon made a terrible mistake, and seven weeks later my husband was finally discharged, with the promise he was on the mend. Five months later he began to seriously deteriorate, and we learned he was going to need a liver transplant. My husband was sick so long he lost his job, and we began to suffer financially. We did not think we had any recourse, but after making contact with the law firm of Archuleta, Alsaffar & Higginbotham, we learned that indeed we did. Our attorney, Jamal Alsaffar was like our David fighting Goliath! He fought for us and kept us informed of everything that was happening and took or returned each of our calls. Due to the hard work of this entire firm, shortly before our trial date the government settled with us, and today my husband and I are enjoying our life together. We thank God every day for Jamal and this firm!

Wayne & Karen Shurtz

Our daughter was born with severe disabilities due to a Doctor's mistake...right before and during her birth. Since she was born at a Naval Hospital, we did not know we could sue. Well, you can. The office of Archuleta, Alsaffar and Higginbotham filed the suit right before our daughter's 3rd birthday. Laurie Higginbotham and Jamal Alsaffar sought out medical professionals in many areas of expertise to look over her records; perform evaluations and submit their findings on how her injuries could have been prevented. In less than 2 years later, the government has settled with us and our daughter now has a Special Needs Trust to help out with expenses that insurance does not cover and to make her life a little more comfortable.

Scott & Michelle Holweger

Case Results

Our Military and VA Medical Malpractice Attorneys have Produced the following results in Federal Tort Claims Act Cases

Army Cases
One of the Largest FTCA settlements in history (Utah, Texas)

Van Voris v. United States
Adult Brain Injury
$10,000,000 pretrial settlement
Attorney's fees of $2,500,000 and litigation expenses of $280,559
$6,525,317 Received by Clients

$10,000,000 pretrial settlement

Army Cases
A Large FTCA Birth Injury Settlement (Washington, Missouri)

Guill v. United States of America
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital
$10,000,000 Pretrial Settlement
$2,500,000 Attorneys' Fees
$115,143.23 Case Expenses
$7,384854 Client Recovery After Fees and Expenses

$10,000,000 Settlement

Army Cases
One of the Largest FTCA verdicts and settlements in history (Texas)

Dominguez v. United States
Infant Birth Injury
$18,708,734 judgment awarded at trial
$12,000,000 post trial settlement
Attorneys' fees of $3,000,000 and litigation expenses of $295,238
$8,704,761 Received by Clients

$12,000,000 post trial settlement

Navy Cases
One of the Largest FTCA verdicts in history (Tennessee)

Brown v. United States
Spinal Cord Injury
$13,690,648 judgment awarded at trial
$12,500,000 settlement
Attorneys' fees of $3,125,000 and litigation expenses of $191,248
$9,183,752 Received by clients

$12,500,000 settlement

Army Cases
One of the Largest FTCA verdicts in history (Puerto Rico, Texas)

Lebron v. United States
Infant Birth Injury
$32,676,410 judgment awarded at trial
$23,250,000 awarded on appeal
Attorneys' fees of $6,374,611 and litigation expenses of $203,577
$18,967,710 Received by Clients

$32,676,410 judgment awarded at trial

Air Force Cases
One of the Largest FTCA verdicts in history (Texas)

Dickerson v. United States
Infant Birth Injury
$44,717,681 judgment awarded at trial
$20,000,000 awarded on appeal
Attorneys' fees of $5,311,982 and litigation expenses of $232,364
$15,752,732 Received by Clients

$44,717,681 judgment awarded at trial

Firm Overview

Military and VA Malpractice

Archuleta, Alsaffar & Higginbotham provides skilled representation to individuals and families who have suffered damages due to the negligence or malpractice of U.S. government employees or agencies.
Our attorneys have achieved three of the largest judgments

more

Archuleta Law Firm in the News

Read about Archuleta Law Firm in the News