Varadkar orders overhaul of ‘adversarial’ state medical negligence claims system
The existing claims environment is widely regarded as too lengthy, too confrontational and too expensive
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has instructed the attorney general, the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Health to initiate a review of the adversarial system for medical negligence claims, in the aftermath of the Vicky Phelan cancer case.
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