Is it possible for me to file a claim against the U.S. military if I am injured during active duty military service because of mistakes by the military? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Currently, 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.