May 21, 2009
Bill to Partially Overrule Feres Doctrine Approved by House Judiciary Subcommittee
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law approved a bill to allow armed services members and their families to sue for negligent medical care. The full House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider the bill by the end of July. The Mid-Hudson News has a brief story. The Kansas City infoZine has the back story.
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The Feres Doctrine boggles the mind. This needs to be overturned. My son Michael Fremer was killed at Fort Polk, La on 2/13/08 because of Army Negligence during a training exercise. The Army can not be held accountable because of the Feres Doctrine. Why is the Army exempt from being held accountable for Negligence? Our young men and woman are risking their lives. This is how our country treats the soldiers and the families? How many others die because of poor training? It seems the Army keeps this quiet.
There are other cases that involve the feres Doctrine. For example Medical Malpractice in the army. Also Marines being exposed to Toxic chemicals on US Bases. The Military is exempt from being held accountable on all of these matters. The Feres Doctrine needs to be overturned.
Posted by: ED | Sep 18, 2009 8:23:10 AM