The Feres Doctrine, under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), is a ruling handed down by the Supreme Court in 1950. This ruling prevents active duty service members and their families from suing the government for those cases in which an active duty service member suffers the most egregious medical disabilities or death as a result from military health care during non-combat.
The Feres Doctrine effectively discriminates against active duty service members, stripping them of the most basic right - the same standards of care that is practiced in the public/private sector. There is no recourse for an active duty service member or their families whenever the service member is injured, medically disabled, or dies as a result of military health care.
As long as this law stands, our brave service men, women, and their families will continue to suffer this injustice. The number of "casualties" and "medically retired" service members will continue to increase. It is time for us to make a stand; together we can call for action and change this unconstitutional doctrine.