Military Services Approving Roughly 3% of Malpractice Claims from Service Members

An Air Force ophthalmologist performs eye surgery.

In the four years since Congress passed a law allowing troops to file claims against the Defense Department for medical malpractice, the military services have received 597 claims and approved just 20, or 3%. Before the law was signed in late 2019, military hospitals and physicians largely were immune to claims from active-duty members under […]