LETTER : Medical negligence: suing for compensation, or just saying sorry?

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The Independent Online
Sir: Polly Toynbee draws further attention to the vast amounts of public money spent by the Legal Aid Board on financing largely unsuccessful medical/pharmaceutical litigation.

A central point is the irrecoverable cost of defending these actions, against which the expenditure by the Legal Aid Board pales into insignificance. Surely these monies would be better spent on patient care?

Yours truly,

Barbara Devereaux

Swanscombe, Kent