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Can I file a claim against the U.S. military if I am injured during active duty military service because of mistakes by the military?

No. The United States is protected from personal injury claims or wrongful death claims by active military members that occur during the active duty military service, even if the injuries were due to mistakes made by the military or its doctors. The "Feres Doctrine" prevents claims made by active duty service members. Our firm has written extensively about the "Feres Doctrine" and the need to change this law, but it is still in existence and routinely upheld in court.  

 

 

About the editors: The motto at Shapiro & Appleton law firm is simple -"All we do is injury law." We hope you were able to find the answer to your injury query. If not, please review our Virginia Accident Lawyer FAQ Library for additional information. If you'd like to speak to an actual attorney about your potential injury claim for free, please contact our office at 1-800-752-0042.

 


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