Veterans Affairs Overtime Litigation
Provost Umphrey Law Firm is leading a lawsuit on behalf of
advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and other health care professionals
employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The lawsuit seeks overtime
pay for VA nurses who say the VA has required them to perform extensive
patient-related work after hours for no pay on their home computers or
Employment at the VA
Currently, the VA employs more than 80,000 nurses in more
than 1,400 medical centers and outpatient clinics located in all 50 states,
making it the largest employer of nurses in the U.S. The number of VA nurses
who may be covered by the ongoing lawsuit is unknown, but it is estimated that
as many as 7,000 nurses could be eligible if the court certifies the lawsuit as
a class action.
An Influx of Patients
The United States has been in a state of war for 14 years,
which results in more veterans needing medical attention. Veterans who served
in Vietnam are also at an age where they need more specific and detailed
medical care. The large number of patients flowing into the VA system has
resulted in overworked and underpaid medical caregivers. Many nurses, and other
medical professionals, complete computer work after hours in order to avoid
scrutiny from VA management, including being written up for poor time
Do you have a claim?
If you or a loved one has worked, or is working, for the VA
and you feel that you have not been compensated properly, please contact
Provost Umphrey Law Firm at 615-297-1932 for a FREE consultation.
If you already have a class member ID, fill out the form here.