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Do the Feres Doctrine restrictions extend to members of my family?

The Feres Doctrine prevents family members from filing claims on behalf of active duty military members but the Doctrine does not extend to family members injured in a federal hospital or other setting. For example, if a loved one has surgery at a military hospital and gets injured due to medical negligence, the loved one can file a claim as long as they're not active duty military.  Various rules and deadlines apply so seek immediate legal advice from a personal injury attorney familiar with such claims. 
 

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