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cannot sue their employer (the government) for compensation or remedy for injuries due to negligence.
Because health care in the military does not involve the range of choice of physician or medical facility exercised by many other groups of individuals, the handling of medical records presents another ethical concern. Although discharged military personnel have a right to compensation for service-related injuries, such compensation is difficult to obtain in the absence of adequate dosimetry records. Medical and related records (including radiation exposure information) are vital to ensuring that ethical consideration of possible radiation injury has been taken into account in addressing the military objective.