After long debate, a federal bill has been proposed that would allow military families to sue for medical malpractice. Currently there are laws in place that make it nearly impossible for GIs and their families to sue for medical malpractice. This proposed law is unique because the federal bill would hold the government, not doctors, accountable for non-combatant related injuries. In one example of military personnel unable to sue, a GI had the wrong breast operated on to remove cancer. She was unable to sue. Her medical malpractice attorney claims even convicted felons in prison can sue the government for medical malpractice, but military personnel cannot.
Read more about this medical malpractice debate here.