Active duty men and women who suffer injury or death due to the negligence of other members of the armed forces are barred from suit under the case of Feres v. United States, 340 United States 135 (1958). This United States Supreme Court case provides immunity to the malpracticing military doctor (for example), but may allow the injured patient to file a claim with the federal government to compensate for their injuries.
Please respond to all of the following prompts:
- Do you agree with this doctrine?
- Explain your answer.