I am a 26yr old, single, healthy male serving in the U.S.M.C. About 11 months ago I was in a motorcycle accident and broke my left clavicle. The doctor that initially treated me has since been under investigation for the theft and use of medical narcotics. I was questioned on the manner of his treatment and the handling of my treatment by the Naval Criminal Investigation Services. They told me it was already proven that he had indeed stolen and was addicted to a norcotic while he was treating me. Since the accident ( June '99) I have since been transfered to a different base and the doctor told me I had not recieved the proper medical care and sent me to a civilian doctor. Once I was seen by the civilian orthopedic surgeon he evaluated me for a couple of months and found that my clavicle was not healing and was grossly deformed. Thus I had to have a metal plate and six screws put in my shoulder to realign the clavicle and hopefully start the healing process. I have been told that even though I have gone thru 11 months of pain and limited use of my left arm, (on top of which I am a fire fighter in the Marine Corps and have not been able to do my job since, and I was in great shape before the accident)that there is nothing I can do about it because, while in the military you cannot bring any civil action against the military. Well, can my parents? How about when I get out? I am still recovering from my surgery of 6 weeks ago and the doctor is saying that the bone is not healing, which in part is due to the fact of my poor initial treatment. He is saying that he may have to operate again and do a bone graph this time! I would appreciate all the advice you can give!