The petition argues that the USMC misled Siddiqui about the abuse of Muslim recruits at Parris Island and failed to protect him when he arrived.
With the Department of Defense overseeing the new claims process, the question now is how fairly and timely complaints will be judged — and whether, in the long run, this new move will help growing efforts to overturn the Feres Doctrine and allow active duty members to sue like everyone else
It would mark the first time in nearly seven decades that U.S. military personnel have had legal recourse to seek payment from the military in cases of medical malpractice.
Four days after undergoing a routine shoulder surgery, Hospitalman 3rd Class Jordan Way was dead. His family wants to know what went wrong, but a decades old legal rule stands in their way.