From: Terry Richards <veteranscorner@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 01:13:48 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: ADVANCE COPY FOR RUSTY - ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE - BUT NOT TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE - FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT & VA CLAIMS

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ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE - BUT NOT TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE - FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT & VA CLAIMS

If a Veteran is injured at a VA Hospital due to Negligence or Malpractice of a VA Employee, the Veteran can not only file a Federal Tort Claim against the VA and the United States of America in Federal District Court, but also can file a Section 1151 Claim for Service-Connected Disability Compensation?

Yet, Congress has enacted laws that makes it "almost impossible" for Veterans to be heard in Federal District Court on injuries or diseases that they actually incurred while in service on active-duty if they don?t like the VA?s Administrative Procedures for filing these claims? Why is that since it does not violate the "Feres Doctrine"???

TO FIND OUT, FIRST READ THE ARTICLES LOCATED IN THE ATTACHED FILES, AND THEN CLICK ONTO THE URL BELOW:
AT_HOME_FULL_VERSION_FTCA_ARTICLE.doc
AT_HOME_FULL_VERSION_SECTION_1151_ARTICLE.doc

http://lw.bna.com/lw/19970930/963923.htm