Archive: Compensation Culture
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) might again try to strip mesothelioma sufferers of compensation, after a minister refused to rule out further legal action
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GPs are bombarded with ever more costly compensation claims, because of the current medico-legal climate.
ABI: Leading retailers and business groups join forces with the ABI in calling for an end to Britain’s ‘have a go’ compensation culture
Some of the leading high street retailers, including Argos, ASDA, Ford, and Whitbread PLC, Lloyd’s business organisations, and risk management bodies have joined forces with the ABI in calling for reform to Britain’s ‘have a go’ compensation culture to ensure that genuine claimants get a better and faster deal.
This animation from the Medical Defence Union (MDU) calls for legal reform to bring fairer compensation for medical claims.
The report on the 9th September by the Sunday Mail Medical Correspondent Jo Macfarlane titled “Complaints culture is bleeding schools and hospitals dry” made very interesting reading from the point of view of MRSA Action UK. The report centred on the fact that a report produced by the think tank “Centre for policy studies” has shown it says how litigation against public bodies such as the NHS is “ingrained in the national psyche as a warped form of normal behaviour”.
The coalition has moved to address growing insurance costs by banning referral fees in personal injury cases.