Sunday 18 November 2018

When victims sue, the bullying has to end

Fixing medical mistakes is a complex problem, but stopping legal bullying is something we can do now, writes Gene Kerrigan

There are two parts to the cervical cancer scandal. One is medical. The other is what we can call policy or politics - very broadly speaking.

Most of us aren't terribly confident about expressing views on the medical part. With the best will in the world, a couple of weeks is a bit short a time to develop an expertise in cancer treatment.

(Happily, Twitter has a regiment of folks who, at a moment's notice, are experts on just about anything.)

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