Bill allowing service members to file malpractice claims in district court advances in US House

“The new bill — Healthcare, Equality and Rights for Heroes, or HERO Act — would allow troops to take their claims to district court”, Stars & Stripes reports.

“The way that the process works now is a service member’s first step is submitting a claim with their military branch, Panetta said. If that is denied, they have an opportunity to resubmit the claim. Under this process, there is only a 2% favorable resolution rate for the claimant.”