Victims of medical blunders should receive less compensation or NHS could face

first_imgThe leaders of the NHS Confederation, the British Medical Assocation and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said recent changes in the law have had a “disastrous effect” in inflating payouts to those… Victims of NHS blunders should receive smaller compensation payouts or the “staggering” costs of Britain’s negligence bills will bankrupt the health service, the Justice Secretary has been told. Health service leaders have written to the Government, calling for cuts to payments for patients who suffer devastating injuries as a result of medical errors.center_img The controversial demand follows years of rising negligence payments, with current liability now at £65bn – a rise from £29 billion in 2014/15.last_img

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