The Feres Doctrine prevents family members from filing claims on behalf of active duty military members but the Doctrine does not extend to family members injured in a federal hospital or other setting. For example, if a loved one has surgery at a military hospital and gets injured due to medical negligence, the loved one can file a claim as long as they’re not active duty military. Various rules and deadlines apply so seek immediate legal advice from a personal injury attorney familiar with such claims.
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