Kerry Underwood


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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) represents healthcare professionals sued for negligence.

Rather than trying to cut the number of negligent incidents, the MPS suggests saving money by restricting loss of earnings awards to average national earnings, rather than the actual loss suffered by the victim of the surgeon’s, or whoever’s, negligence.

Thus a surgeon earning £150,000.00 a year is guilty of negligence, causing someone to lose their entire earnings of say £70,000.00 a year.

The negligently treated patient would only get £27,600.00 a year, being the average wage.

The surgeon would carry on earning £150,000.00 a year.

Maybe the principle should be applied in other fields, but only to healthcare professionals.

“You’re business class flight to Australia was cancelled Dr Strangelove. Here is £49.00 being the average budget airline fare to France.”

“£1.5 million house loss due to a solicitor’s negligence? Here’s £232,500.00 being the average house price.”

“New Mercedes stolen? Here’s £7,000.00 being the average price of a second hand car.”

Society will collapse if the Medical Protection Society has any say in anything.

Written by kerryunderwood

July 12, 2017 at 9:14 am

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  1. The only logic I can see is that they want the cap to limit the number of claims in excess of say £10m possibly so they can indemnity cap each claim brought against their members. The irony being paying the ‘average’ salary across a lifetime of cases would still result in the same amount being paid out for loss of earnings and no savings being made (assuming the unemployed receive an average salary too!)

    Alex Brown

    July 12, 2017 at 9:31 am

  2. Alex

    You are looking for logic. There is none. They are seeking to jump on the so- called compensation culture bandwagon to literally add insult to injury- that is very serious injury caused by their negligent members.



    July 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

  3. Great comments Kerry. I agree with you. Jumping on the “poor NHS, undeserving victims” bandwagon that the gutter press, the Government and even our new Lord Chancellor love so much…


    July 12, 2017 at 10:15 am

  4. Thanks Greg. The good news is that the public mood is changing and with a regime change surely coming a new government may take a very different view.



    July 12, 2017 at 10:34 am

  5. Good post. I saw the MPS thing a few days ago and came up with on the proposals and with alternative suggestions.


    July 12, 2017 at 8:39 pm

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