Pentagon to Start Considering Hundreds of Malpractice Claims

June 16, 2021, 9:04 PM

The Pentagon will be able to start considering hundreds of medical malpractice claims next month, after military victims of botched procedures and misdiagnoses have waited for more than a year.

The Biden administration on Thursday is set to publish its interim final rule to process at least $2 billion in claims that have already been filed, according to a Federal Register notice on Wednesday. The Pentagon can start processing claims 30 days after the rule is published.

The Pentagon building in Arlington, Va., in April 2021.
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Congress in December 2019 eased the seven-decade ban on troops or their families seeking compensation for injury or death at the hand of ...

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