InsightsNews - Medical Negligence - POSTED: November 9 2017
Brachers reappointed to medical negligence defence panel
Brachers is delighted to have been reappointed to the clinical negligence defence panel of the Medical Defence Union (MDU), one of the principal bodies that helps and represents GPs, dentists and other health professionals in medical claims against them.
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Brachers has now been on the MDU’s panel for almost 20 years. The firm has undertaken many cases across the south east, defending GPs and others clinicians from claims against them and also representing them at inquests.
The reappointment reflects our position as a ‘tier one’ clinical negligence (defendant) team in the highly respected independent guide to the legal industry, the Legal 500.
The MDU has warned that billions of pounds are haemorrhaging out of the NHS in clinical negligence damages cases and has been campaigning for legal reforms to ensure that compensation payments to patients remain fair, but also are proportionate and affordable.
Commenting on the reappointment, Scott Alexander, head of Brachers Medical Defence team, said:
“We are delighted to have retained our place on the MDU’s panel. We have a National Health Service to be proud of in the UK. GPs and others clinicians do a fantastic job, often with an ever-increasing case load in an aging population. We are proud to work with the MDU and to represent health professionals with claims against them, to ensure that all cases are fairly heard and that health professionals’ work is robustly defended wherever and whenever appropriate.”
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