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Aug 27, 2019 11 tweets 2 min read Read on X
Fair enough, the journo probably didn't write the appalling headline, but article is pretty bad, too. Look, fully 50% of the money the State Claims Agency pays out every year is in respect of the HSE. This is not "compo culture" - it's medical negligence.…
From NTMA Annual Report 2018: "Although clinical claims comprise only 30% of the overall number of active claims at end-2018, they comprise 74% of the overall estimated outstanding liability." /
/ "This is primarily due to the high estimated liability associated with maternity services claims, particularly those arising from the high cost of settling catastrophic brain-injury infant cases."
These graphs tell the story better than I ever could:
This story has literally *nothing* to do with the cost of motor insurance, or whatever prism we're being told to look at it through. This is about the fact that the State has to pay out for the lifetime care of people born with disabilities due to negligence.../
/...where the HSE & SCA have traditionally pushed everything to the steps of the courthouse and then admitted the failings.
NTMA Annual Report 2018:…
This is basic stuff, again.
"Oh, if only the Judicial Council Bill would pass, Obstetricians would suddenly make less mistakes!" said nobody, ever.
Or, possibly, "if only those heartless lawyers would stop representing children with Cerebral Palsy who will need a lifetime of care their parents can't afford". Whatever floats your boat.
Fewer. Damn. Fewer mistakes. I'll go hide in the corner.

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