Charity attacks plan to cut legal aid for victims of NHS neglect – The Independent

Posted September 22nd, 2011 in legal aid, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“A plan to cut legal aid for patients left physically or mentally damaged by NHS care is being legally challenged by a medical safety charity. Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) has issued judicial review proceedings against the Government on the basis that the cuts are ‘irrational and unfair’. Seriously injured patients, such as babies who suffer brain damage as a result of substandard obstetrics care, will be denied the compensation that their families need to provide proper care for them, according to AvMA.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2011