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May of you read my post about my brother, if not the original link is below:
We received his medical records after his passing and while we had thought something was terribly wrong, the records confirmed that medical negligence played a large part in my brothers passing. Because he was in the military my family cannot pursue any legal action and are left heartbroken. My brother is survived by my Sister-In-Law who is about to give birth to their son and by my beautiful 4 year old niece.
I am reaching out to all you bee’s to help bring awareness to what is happening to our soldiers. Below is a petition that tells my brothers story, the petition also has links to articles about other military families that have been through similar situations. The petition also has links to the doctrine that prohibits families from getting legal action.
Please bee’s help us get this law changed and save another family from going through this:
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Post # 3
@Molly2014: I hadn’t seen your story on the bee until now and my goodness, I am so sorry for everything you have been through. I had tears in my eyes reading your petition and I hope and pray that you are able to find a resolution to this.
I have too experienced a similar situation in my family; my aunty suffered a severe brain injury due to medical negligence during an operation – we are coming up to the five year anniversary of her operation and there has been no change, she is essentially a vegetable and will be until her body one day gives up. We have lost the person she was but cannot grieve and move on while we are in this state of limbo. These situations are completely heart breaking and soul shattering.
I hope that in your instance you can at least find some comfort in that you did not have go through a long and drawn out process, and that you are able to in some way find the strength to move on from this. While you will obviously never forget him, I hope you find comfort in the fact that he did not have to suffer for too long.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers xx
Post # 4
@Molly2014: I’m so sorry Molly.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry. I signed your petition
Post # 6
How absolutely heartbreaking 🙁 I signed too.
Post # 7
@Molly2014: So sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you and your family lots of strenght.
Post # 8
@Molly2014: I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re such an amazing, strong woman for standing up for other soldiers so that something like that won’t happen to them. Your brother would be very proud of you I’m sure.
Post # 9
I am so so sorry to read this. I’m thinking of u and praying for his wife and wee baby and child
Post # 10
Signed. I knew nothing of the Frere’s Doctrine and am appalled. This is a thing, people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feres_v._United_States
As it’s a Supreme Court desicion, I don’t know how much can be done to change things, but it without doubt needs be be better known and causing a stir. I am heartbroken at what you and your family have been through. I wish you all strength and fortitude as you pursue justice.
Post # 11
@Molly2014: I’m so sorry for your loss.
Post # 12
I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
Post # 13
Signed. Also shared of Facebook. I have a lot of people on there that are either in the military, have friends that are/were, or who have since gotten out. Hopefully a lot of them will sign.
Post # 14
@Molly2014: I’ve been waiting for your update for some time now. I’m sorry that the worst came to pass. It sounds like your brother was blessed with a very kind and caring family. This must be absolutely heartbreaking for you, your family and all involved. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Post # 15
As a 26 year vet I have been aware of this doctrine for many years and have always felt it is wrong. You are mandated to use the military’s medical system but you can’t sue for negligence? Excuse me? This has been a thorn in my side for years.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Post # 16
Thank you to everyone who has signed and shared. We have reached 290 signatures, we still have a long way to go. Please continue to share this link, tell your friends, family, co-workers, anyone that can help. Reading all the comments on the signature page, it becomes even more evident that this negligence is swept under the rug. We are not the first family to try and get this revoked, but maybe we can be the last with all your help. I know we are all short on time, but just imagine if this was your son, daughter, husband, wife, brother, etc…losing someone is never easy, but losing someone when it could have been prevented takes the pain to a whole new level.
Please take a few minutes to read our story, ready the stories of other families on the link and even the stories of military families who have commented on the petition. These men and women protect us, our families, and our country. They are the very reason we sleep safe at night, don’t we owe to to them to make sure they are given the best care possible.
Again, thank you everyone that is helping. I cannot put into words how grateful and touched my family is for your generosity. We are continuing to look for ways to get this heard and noticed by the American people. If we band together, we can make a difference.