WASHINGTON (WFLA) – Whether active duty service members can sue for military malpractice now lies in the hands of the president.
The Senate passed a massive $738 billion defense spending bill on Tuesday.
Tucked away in the legislation is the Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019.
Rich is a Marine veteran – now Army Green Beret – stricken with cancer.
Army doctors failed to inform Rich of the disease. But Rich discovered a 70-year-old law prevented him from holding his doctors accountable.
Watch Steve Andrews’ full report on the changes coming, tonight at 6 on News Channel 8.
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