Lawsuits And Liniment

Jenny Cuffe presents a three-part series which looks at the explosion in medical negligence litigation.

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Jenny Cuffe presents a three-part series which looks at the explosion in medical negligence litigation.

1: Patients - the Case for the Plaintiff

Victims of medical accidents explain why they sued the National Health Service. Including a man who was given a cancerous kidney and a husband whose wife now has the mind of a six-year-old. Producer Mark Savage

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970909]

Jenny Cuffe presents a three-part series which looks at the explosion in medical negligence litigation.

2: Doctors - the Case for the Defence

The danger of being sued is a recurring worry for many doctors.

More patients are questioning their treatment, but although doctors are no longer regarded as gods, they are still expected to perform miracles. Producer Mark Savage

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970909]

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Jenny Cuffe presents the last of three programmes looking at the explosion in medical negligence litigation.

Lawyers and Litigation Managers - the Summing Up. Hospitals accuse lawyers of encouraging patients to sue, while the lawyers say that hospitals would try to get away with medical negligence if they could.

There is a clamour for change, but it seems that there will always be cases which end up in the High Court. Producer Mark Savage

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970916]

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01Patients - The Case For The Plaintiff19970902

Victims of medical accidents explain why the sued the National Health Service, including a man who was given a cancerous kidney, a family with a brain-damaged baby, and a husband whose wife now has the mind of a six-year-old.

02Doctors - The Case For The Defence19970909

The danger of being sued is never far from the back of most doctors' minds.

More patients are questioning their treatment, but although doctors are no longer regarded as gods, they are still expected to perform miracles.

03 LASTLawyers And Litigation Managers - The Summing Up19970916

Hospitals accuse plaintiff lawyers of encouraging patients to sue, while the lawyers say that hospitals would try to get away with medical negligence if they could. There is a clamour for change, but it seems that there will always be cases which end up in the High Court.