Clinical negligence update 2012
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:30
Funding of clinical negligence cases is undergoing seismic changes as part of the wider costs reform. Our eminent speakers will explore their practical repercussions.
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 removed legal aid provisions for most clinical negligence cases with a number of important exceptions. Legal aid will be available for babies who suffer severe neurological damage at birth leading to permanent disability. It will also continue to cover the cost of obtaining medical reports. These changes remain controversial as many commentators believe that they are highly political. They allow the Government to cut its legal bill, whilst putting the disabled and vulnerable at a disadvantage.
This webinar will cover:
• Impact of costs reforms
• Responsibility for claims contracted out of the NHS
• Quantum issues
• Interim payments
• Accommodation claims
• Periodical payments
• The discount rate
• Case law update