Varadkar orders overhaul of ‘adversarial’ state medical negligence claims system

Varadkar orders overhaul of ‘adversarial’ state medical negligence claims system
HSE director general Tony O’Brien with then Minister for Health Leo Varadkar in 2015 Pic: RollingNews

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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