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29 Nov 2023
Surgeons and indeed healthcare professionals of all disciplines have become frustrated with what appears to be an increasing trend for claimants and their lawyers to gain financial compensation by making a claim alleging that informed consent was not obtained prior to treatment.
Following the Montgomery judgment in 2015, victory for the... Read more
29 Sep 2023
Simon Downing, Managing Director of MIC (Medical Insurance Consultants) PRASIS Scheme Brokers writes:
The medical indemnity market always seems to be in a state of flux, perhaps more noticeable from the inside. Brokers and providers appear who think they can tap in to the market and offer something new, in reality they offer a simple rehashing... Read more
20 Sep 2023
Emily Borhan, Medico-legal Adviser to PRASIS and our Brokers MIC (Medical Insurance Consultants) writes:
When you take out your indemnity each year, you sign up to a contractual agreement with a particular insurer.
As part of this agreement, you are required to notify any situation, or circumstance, that could give rise to a claim under that... Read more
Emily Borhan, Medico-legal Adviser to PRASIS... Read more
Simon Downing, Managing Director of our... Read more
The General Medical Council... Read more
Seems a reasonable question on the face of... Read more
Receiving a strongly-worded complaint,... Read more
Reviews are part of our everyday lives... Read more