Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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NHS Resolution annual report 2018/19: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

12 Jul 2019
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APIL president Gordon Dalyell said:

“Every penny spent on clinical negligence claims could and should be avoided, because those injuries and deaths should never have happened in the first place. None of the claims represent a ’win’ for the patient involved. They would rather not be injured needlessly and they would rather not have to go through the stress and expense of suing the NHS. The NHS Patient Safety Strategy published earlier this month includes a welcome approach to learning from clinical negligence claims to prevent harm. The NHS must do a better job of learning from its mistakes. 

“We all want to protect the health service but the simple fact is that an injured person’s needs are not reduced because the institution which caused the needless harm is so loved. The right for an innocent, injured patient to receive fair redress also must be preserved.”

Past statements and comments

APIL statement following ministerial announcement to delay whiplash reforms until April 2021, 21 Apr 2020
Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages, 20 Mar 2020
Implementation of the whiplash reform programme, 27 Feb 2020
Response to Scottish personal injury discount rate announcement, 30 Sep 2019
Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement, 05 Sep 2019
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019
APIL's response to the publication of the fixed recoverable costs consultation, 28 Mar 2019
Lord Chancellor announces start of discount rate review – APIL response, 19 Mar 2019

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