Claimant lawyers critical of ‘factory-style’ rapid resolution and redress process

A ‘crude’ redress scheme for medical negligence claims will hold families ‘hostage’ and ‘railroad’ them out of pursuing compensation for the long-term care of injured and brain-damaged babies, lawyers have warned.

Criticism of the government’s plans come from claimant lawyers responding to the Department of Health’s consultation, which closes tomorrow (26 May), on a voluntary ‘rapid resolution and redress scheme’ that aims to compensate babies injured during childbirth following failures in care.