High Court Mulls Malpractice Rule in Military Health Care
The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to accept a case from the family of Dean Patrick Witt, a Sacramento-born service member who died in 2004 after receiving medical treatment at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. At issue is a legal doctrine that grants immunity to military personnel from lawsuits by service members injured on active duty. The court could make a decision by Monday.
- "Supreme Court To Consider Military Medical Malpractice Case" (Doyle, McClatchy/Sacramento Bee, 6/23).