I’ve come across something that has shocked me this week. The amount the NHS pays out in legal fees due to medical negligence.
According to the daily mail a staggering £22bn has been put aside to meet the pay outs for negligence this year. That is an astounding amount of money!
Apparently, the government blame no win, no fee lawyers and their spiralling fees and yes, solicitors don’t have the greatest press. I know, I’ve been one. But there’s also got to be a case for them to fight and someone has to have suffered as a result of another’s actions, or failings. In this case, the NHS.
Which is also getting bad press.