Legislation to Overturn Feres Doctrine Moves Forward | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The Feres Doctrine unconscionably bars active-duty military personnel from filing claims against military doctors and other health care providers for medical malpractice. Federal lawmakers have begun to recognize the injustice inherent in the Feres Doctrine and have drafted a bill titled the Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act to overturn the rule. In his latest post to the Norfolk Injuryboard, my colleague Rick Shapiro notes with approval that the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has sent the bill to the full House for a vote. Rick also calls on the Senate for swift and positive action on the bill.

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