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NHS compensation bill set to soar

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7235.599/a (Published 04 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:599
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The compensation bill for the NHS is forecast to rise by tens of millions of pounds a year as a result of eight test cases heard by an unprecedented five judge Court of Appeal this week.

    The judges, headed by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Woolf, are expected to lay down guidelines when they deliver their judgment, boosting damages for pain and suffering in injury cases, including …

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