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Troops can finally bring medical malpractice claims against the military. But there’s a catch
"The temptation to cover up dirty laundry is too powerful.”
After 70 years, service members are finally filing medical malpractice claims against the US military
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
A new law could finally force DoD to compensate troops who suffered from military doctors’ mistakes
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.
Florida senator backs bill to allow military members to sue for medical malpractice
The bill, Scott said, will "make sure our men and women in uniform are taken care of every step of the way."
A South Carolina VA hospital turned away a sick Navy vet who tested hot for coke, then settled when he claimed they mixed up his urine sample
"I didn't expect any money out of this," said Eric Walker, 49, of Camden, the Navy veteran. "It was mainly about what can we do to make the VA (Veterans Affairs) better. What can we do to keep this from happening again?"
Dying of cancer, this Green Beret has one last mission: Getting Congress to fight for military medical malpractice reform
For the last year a terminally ill Green Beret has been travelling to Washington, D.C., to try to rally congressional support to change the Feres Doctrine. Is Congress answering his call?
Senators introduce bill that would allow service members to sue for medical malpractice
On Tuesday Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow service members to sue the government for military medical malpractice.
The Army allegedly missed this soldier’s cancer diagnosis for 2 years. The VA found it within days
A former infantry soldier is mounting a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Army alleging that military doctors mistook his testicular cancer for a hernia for roughly two years.
Green Beret with terminal cancer meets Trump to rally support for military medical malpractice reform
The brief talk with President Donald Trump is the most recent victory for Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal as he fights to overturn a decades-old legal rule that bars service members and their families from suing the government for military medical malpractice.
With the ‘Tally Bill’, vets could hold the VA accountable when medical malpractice occurs at the hands of a contractor
The recently introduced "Tally Bill" could allow veterans to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs responsible when medical malpractice occurs at the hands of a contractor.
The push to finally allow troops to sue the military over medical malpractice just got a major boost in Congress
A senator has taken up the cause to negate a controversial court ruling that bars service members from suing the federal government in cases of medical malpractice by military doctors
EXCLUSIVE: After the VA missed a spine-eating infection, a loophole kept him from suing. A new bill would change that for other vets
The VA missed an infection in Brian Tally’s spine, and allegedly waited until the statute of limitations was up on his lawsuit before telling him his doctor was a contractor, which meant he couldn’t sue. Now, there’s a bill in the works to prevent that from happening to other vets.
Supreme Court refuses to hear yet another challenge to the controversial Feres Doctrine on military medical malpractice
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition to hear a wrongful death case involving the controversial Feres Doctrine; a major blow to advocates seeking to undo the 69-year-old legal rule.
Watch a Green Beret testify on how the military botched his cancer diagnosis
An Army Green Beret discusses how military care providers failed to diagnosis his lung cancer, and the Supreme Court precedent that bars him from suing.
A new bill in Congress could finally allow troops to sue the military in cases of medical malpractice
The legislation would allow service members and their families to sue the government when a member of the military is a victim of military medical malpractice.
A 69-year-old policy keeps troops from suing the US for medical malpractice. It’s closer to being overturned than ever before
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a petition from a family prohibited from suing for medical malpractice, barred by a 69-year-old legal ruling known as Feres that precludes troops from suing the federal government for injuries deemed incidental to military service
The Army allegedly missed this soldier’s stomach cancer for 4 years. His widow wants someone to answer for it
Following the death of Sgt. Jeremy Seals, his widow is bringing a medical malpractice case against the military, but due to a decades-old legal rule, it will be an uphill battle.