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NHS Resolution annual report 2017/18: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

13 Jul 2018
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APIL president Brett Dixon said:


“NHS Resolution is complaining about the discount applied to large compensation payments. That makes very bleak reading because now, finally, injured people are getting what they need. The NHS has been undercompensating for its negligence for many years. It is now simply paying what it always should have. 


The futures of more than 200 families are devastated each year by avoidable, disastrous failures in maternity care. These babies with life-long birth injuries and brain damage are exactly the people who are helped by the correction to the discount rate and that news should be welcomed. It is crucial that Parliament gets it right with the Civil Liability Bill and does not force catastrophically injured people back to a time when they had to take risks when investing their compensation to make it stretch for the rest of their lives.


“When undercompensated injured people run out of money, or they lose it on investments, they turn to the NHS and the State for their care. So the NHS not only pays for its own negligence, but also the negligence of others who are responsible for paying compensation for needless harm”. 

Past statements and comments

Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages, 20 Mar 2020
Implementation of the whiplash reform programme, 27 Feb 2020
Response to Scottish personal injury discount rate announcement, 30 Sep 2019
Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement, 05 Sep 2019
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019
NHS Resolution annual report 2018/19: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 12 Jul 2019
APIL's response to the publication of the fixed recoverable costs consultation, 28 Mar 2019
Lord Chancellor announces start of discount rate review – APIL response, 19 Mar 2019

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