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Damages claims look ‘set to soar’

BMA Private Practice Conference 2018

By Robin Stride

Doctors were warned that they can expect to see claims against them hit record levels in the not too distant future.

The MDU’s largest claim, £9.2m in 2016, will be dwarfed by more and more claims running to tens of millions of pounds, according to the union’s head of professional standards and liaison.

Dr Mike Devlin

Dr Mike Devlin

Dr Mike Devlin said: ‘I hate to blame the lawyers for everything, but they are a lot to blame for what’s going on here.’

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