Georgia  |  Military Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 8/28/08, 5:12 pm

Military law suit

How does a veteren sue the Marine Corp or the federal governemnt for damages to loss of hearing during military training on active duty?

I was told that the contract signed upon enlistment precludes legal action against the government.

I received 0% I would like to upgrade from 0%

Don Wilson

1 Answer


Answered on: 8/28/08, 5:18 pm by Philip Simmons

Re: Military law suit

You are precluded from suing the federal government for injuries sustained on active duty. This is known as the Feres doctrine and came from the case US v Feres 340 U.S. 135

Now, you can apply to the VA for a change of status if you can show that your disability is service related. You will need to contact the VA (Veteran's Administration) and apply to them. If they turn you down you can sue to have this reviewed.

Best of luck


Did you find this answer helpful?

0 Users found this answer helpful.

0 Attorneys agree with this answer.


Philip Simmons 14525 SW Millikan #38809 Beaverton, OR 97005

Other answers from this attorney

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask an Attorney!

Get answers from the top Attorneys
Ask Question

125 Answers given in the last few hours.

8663 Active attorneys ready to answer your question

Search Past Answers:
  Advanced Search