26 August 2009

Retired U.S. Navy Chief settles malpractice lawsuit for $1 million

Retired OSC(SW) Edward Brock, U.S. Navy, who is permanently and totally disabled settled a malpractice suit against the Navy for treatment he received in March 2007. The Navy Times reports here Brock will be awarded approximately $1 million (USD) due to a misdiagnoses. The delay in correct diagnoses resulted in severe brain swelling and doctors had to remove parts of Brock's brain. American law, known as the Feres doctrine, prohibits active duty sailors from suing the military. However, Brock was retired at the time of the malpractice and thus was able to proceed with his federal lawsuit.

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