Q: Advise the extent to which the Government can be made liable for the injuries suffered by Luna and Major Majid.

Major Ridwan and Major Majid were driving a military car to go for a seminar in Johor Bharu. Due to the slippery condition of the road, Major Ridwan accidentally knocked down an unlucky pedestrian, Luna, causing a severe leg fracture that required her to undergo surgery at the nearby government hospital. After the surgery, she complained of pain in her fractured leg. On further examination, it was revealed that the pain was caused by a surgical needle that was left in her leg on the previous operation which resulted in a second surgery. Major Majid meanwhile suffered bruises and head injury due to the impact of the collision.

Advise the extent to which the Government can be made liable for the injuries suffered by Luna and Major Majid.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: This appears to be something outside the United States. The questions and answers here are generally based on U.S. law, and this looks like it took place in Malaysia. It would make more sense to analyze this under legal theories and laws that would be applicable in Malaysia, and possibly elements of military law/government employee law for the driver and occupant of the vehicle. Good luck

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