The New Law and How it Works
In 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court in Feres v. United States barred active duty military from bringing claims for medical malpractice that occurred in military facilities. Congress has now changed that law, by adding a new section to the Military Claims Act.
While active duty military still cannot file a lawsuit, they can pursue administrative claims for their injuries.
Requirements to Assert a Claim:
The claim must be asserted by an active duty member of the uniformed services or by their authorized representative (this usually means a lawyer). If the member is deceased or otherwise incapacitated, the claim may be filed by his/her representative (this usually means a family member).