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Negligence – EMTALA – Naval Hospital – Sovereign Immunity (access required)

The U.S. has sovereign immunity against a woman’s claim that a Naval Hospital violated the Emergency Medical Treatment & Active Labor when it prematurely discharged her for pregnancy-related pain, allegedly leading to the premature birth and death of her infant. Plaintiffs may not pursue this claim unless EMTALA shows the U.S. has waived sovereign immunity from ...