Walter Reed malpractice
As a spouse (and retired military member), can I take legal action against DoD, Dept. Army, Walter Reed or a specific Army doctor for not providing my spouse proper medical care which has likely resulted in permanent disabilities?
Spouse returned from Iraq within months began having medical problems including seizures. Doctors told us it was pyschological and that he had no brain injury even though he was near multiple explosions and helmet stopped shrapnel. Nearly three years later, as he continued to medically decline, it appears he does have a brain injury, but it may be too late to improve his conditions.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Walter Reed malpractice
Generally a military member is barred from a lawsuit. There is some question of whether a spouse can sue for direct effects on them from the malpractice. But this is a very complex issue.
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