How Much Time Do I Have to File A Lawsuit Against The Federal Government?

I believe that I was a victim of medical malpractice in the VA hospital in Nashville.  How much time do I have to file a medical malpractice claim against the VA? 

You cannot file suit without first filing a claim.  Generally, the claim must be filed in writing using the appropriate forms and paperwork within two years of the time after the accident or injury.  The claim must be filed with the appropriate federal agency.

The government then has six months to evaluate the claim.  It may try to settle the case, or it may deny the claim.  When the government denies a claim the claimant then has a right to file suit in federal court.  If the government does not deny or settle the claim within six months you can deem the claim denied and file suit in federal court.