The Cappuccini case – is criminal prosecution of doctors desirable?

Accountability for mistakes and the government proposals for fixed costs for civil claims. I read about the collapse of the criminal case against a NHS Trust involving the tragic death of teacher Frances Cappuccini last week with great sadness for her partner and family. However there is another aspect to consider, namely whether criminal prosecution…
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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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