The AAJ, citing the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reported today that ” The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to give active duty members of the military the right to file medical malpractice suits against the government. In a 14-12 vote along strict party lines, the Democratic controlled panel Wednesday sent the bill to the full House where supporters contend the measure to repeal the so-called Feres Doctrine stands a good chance of winning approval. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-NY), whose subcommittee backed the bill, said eliminating the lawsuit ban was a question of fundamental fairness. “

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