I am a pro se litigant against the VA hospital.We have a pending mediation. In this suit the judge excepted five of my

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Customer: Hello sir. I am a pro se litigant against the VA hospital.We have a pending mediation. In this long suit the judge excepted five of my claims for me to argue in court-racial discrimination, hostile work environment, Rehab Act(disability discrimination), retaliation, and harassment which has cost me my nursing career and caused me to develop PTSD with numerous psychiatric diagnoses and symptoms. When I filed the case I stated I was suing them for $16M. How do I know how much to settle for with all of the factors that I listed?
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Edward, Expert

Greetings,

In this situation since you are not working with an attorney to guide you on what would be an acceptable or common settlement for this type of lawsuit, have you considered doing some research with the help of a law librarian at your closest law library to see if you can research some similar cases to see what the average settlement amounts for a similar case would be so you can compare it your own situation?

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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I am one of the attorney experts here at Just Answer.

Firstly, I am sorry to hear you are dealing with a medical malpractice issue, but certainly, I will do my best to assist with any questions you have at present. Please note that I generally ask a few clarifying questions to understand and assess your specific legal question at present.

I look forward to working with you regarding your initial question and await your subsequent response to get started in our conversation.

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Greetings,

I am following up on your original question. I previously sent you a follow-up message asking for more information without any response from you. Based on the initially provided information from you, I can provide this general answer.

If you need a local attorney in your area to assist you with your legal matter, on top of the Q&A services here on the thread, you have access to a free initial consultation with a local attorney in your area. For that benefit see https://bit.ly/3mvuol6. The initial consultation is free because you are a Just Answer customer.

Also generally, I would recommend that you reach out to the local bar association closest to you and use their lawyer referral service to be matched up with a few attorneys who specialize in that area of law who can meet with you to discuss taking this case on as your counsel. If your closest bar association is still limited due to Covid, you also have Avvo.com and Martindale Hubble to search for the closest attorneys to you who are open to taking on new clients.

You can also find a pro bono (free) lawyer on the Legal Services Corporation website depending on the resources in your local area and/or state. The LSC is an independent non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 1974 to help people find legal aid services (https://www.lsc.gov/what-legal-aid/find-legal-aid).

If you can clarify your situation in more detail, I would be happy to expand upon my initial answer.     If you do need further assistance, please let me know so I can expand and clarify my answer in more detail for you. Best Regards...

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