Active Duty Claims

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Feres Doctrine

The Feres Doctrine (1950) bars service members from collecting damages for personal injuries, whether or not they were suffered in the performance of their duties. It also bars family members from filing "wrongful death" or "loss of consortium" claims when a service member is killed or injured. 
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Can I Sue the United States if I am Injured while on Active-Duty?

The law about suing the United States government is complicated. It is even more complicated for people in the United States military. Here is a basic explanation about why active-duty service members CANNOT sue the United States Government if they are injured.


Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 16:52

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