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On January 1, 2020, the SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019 became law. This law effectively overturns the Feres Doctrine and allows you as a service member to sue the federal government for any harm that you may have suffered due to medical malpractice at a military treatment facility, with the only significant exception being for services provided in an emergent situation ina combat zone. The statute of limitations will be three years from the date of discovery of such harm. If your injuries occurred prior to this law being signed into effect by the President, then it would appear that you have three years from the date of its enactment- i.e. January 1, 2023- to file suit against the government. For your convenience, I have attached a copy of the law below.