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What You Should Know

Most of us would agree that our service members should be treated with respect. People who dedicate their lives to serve our country deserve the same medical legal rights as everyone else.

Recently, partisan party created a new measure to change the outdated ruling.

A heart-jerking testimony from victims of military medical malpractice initiated the bill. A group of lawmakers then announced new legislation that would amend the current law.

Progress.

This new rule gives all military personnel safe medical treatment:

“We’re not talking about special treatment. We’re talking about giving service members the same rights as their spouses, federal workers, and even prisoners. When compensation schemes are insufficient, service members should have their claims heard in the justice system.” -Rep. Jackie Speier.

This bill will finally allow active duty military members to sue the military for medical malpractice. (Keep an eye on the bill’s progress here.)