Discount rate reduction after 16 years
27 February 2017
Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss has dramatically reduced the personal injury discount rate from 2.5% to minus 0.75%. The change will become effective on 20 March 2017.
Health and cybercrime
30 January 2017
Cybercrime is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world, and attacks on healthcare providers are becoming more prevalent. The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable to hacking, and stolen medical records can fetch up to ten times the price of stolen credit card numbers on the black market.
Catastrophic injury cases: the road to effective rehabilitation management
01 December 2016
Rehabilitation is now a well-established part of serious injury claims handling. Whilst a collaborative process is still the desired gold standard, the reality is that various opportunist behaviours have developed as parties have sought to exploit rehabilitation for claim purposes.
Patient safety: an interview with Denise Chaffer
24 November 2016
Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning at the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA), has shared her personal reflections on patient safety and the NHS LA’s aims regarding patient safety with Kennedys’ Healthcare Partner, Christopher Malla.
Understanding emerging risks
25 April 2016
The recognition that we are seeing a rapid, powerful convergence of big technology changes cannot be ignored. Autonomous vehicles, genetic editing, sensors, biotechnology, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence are some imminent changes.
Making a difference on patient safety
09 December 2015
Early involvement of the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) and its lawyers in the coronial process, on behalf of the NHS, makes a difference to patient safety. Evidence shows the NHS learns from mistakes and implements changes to improve patient safety.