'Ridiculous' law on psychiatric harm needs to be made fit for purpose

The law on damages for bereaved people and victims of psychiatric harm is treating some families like second-class citizens, a Labour backbench MP has claimed.

'Some aspects of the law affecting people who have been injured or bereaved through no fault of their own are out of date and unjust, and my Bill aims to address this,' said Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald, who is introducing the Negligence and Damages Bill.

'The law in England and Wales treats bereaved families like second-class citizens. Most people agree there is a fairer and more sensible way to do things, and this is what my Bill aims to do. It's about justice and making the la...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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