Fenway Health receives its medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Under this Act, Fenway Health employees are considered Federal employees and are immune from lawsuits, with the Federal government acting as their primary insurer.
A patient who alleges acts of medical malpractice resulting from the performance of a medical, surgical, dental or related function must file the claim against the United States Government. These claims are reviewed and/or litigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel and the Department of Justice according to FTCA requirements. For more information, please refer to: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/about/