Personal Injury: Paying The Price
The common principle that 'the guilty party pays' is frequently challenged when a local authority is in the dock over cases of medical negligence and large value claims. Jill Greenfield explains why
One of the most difficult issues that personal injury and medical negligence lawyers currently face on large value claims is attempts by defendants to force claimants to accept a reduction in their claim value to reflect the availability of local authority care. In the main, we are talking about those who have suffered a severe brain injury or spinal cord injury and who will require a significant level of care.
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