'Frankly spurious': GP body slams whiplash culture

In a recent submission to the Personal Injuries Commission, the professional body warned that the extent to which whiplash has been monetised in the legal system has 'driven inappropriate sick role behaviour'

25th February, 2018
Physicians can be 'hopelessly compromised' on whiplash, says body. Pic: iStock

Contributing to a working group set up to investigate Ireland’s compensation culture, the professional body warned that the extent to which whiplash has been monetised in the legal system has “driven inappropriate sick role behaviour”.

The GPs also noted that due to the dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship, treating physicians can be “hopelessly compromised” when it comes to objective reporting of an injury by a claimant. They support the current process...

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