What will be the impact of the Government introducing fixed costs for medical claims worth up to £100,000?

The Conservative Government is proposing to impose a fixed costs regime for all medical claims worth up to £100,000. This has been announced without any proper consultation or analysis of the likely effects on injured patients. Such a move will inevitably lead to a situation where Defendants are encouraged to deny allegations of negligence, leaving…
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NHS failure to investigate deaths leaves families without answers

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (“PHSO”) is a body set up by Parliament to investigate complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS in England and UK government departments and other UK public organisations.  It estimates that complaints about potentially avoidable deaths make up around 20% of the NHS complaints that it investigates. Earlier this month…
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