medical defence

medical defence

A regionally popular term for medical malpractice insurance, which in the UK is most commonly provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) and the Medical Protection Society (MPS).
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The new law does provide a medical defence to drivers taking medicine in accordance with instructions from a healthcare professional.
After the not guilty verdicts were returned, Judge Amjad Nawaz thanked the jury panel for performing an "invaluable" public service, and granted an application for Haque's legal costs to be met from public funds rather than through his medical defence organisation.
THE Medical Defence Union has called for an end to NHS compensation culture after it emerged only 15 per cent of claims against medics are successful.
The Medical Defence Union, which provides professional indemnity against legal claims, has also refused to pay out, claiming a clause in the disgraced surgeon's policy said he was not covered in the event of a criminal conviction.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) - who provide professional indemnity against legal claims - have also refused to pay out.
Spire said compensation will be paid where it is due, but urged the Medical Defence Union (MDU), which provides insurance to doctors, "to stand behind their member", Paterson.
According to the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the number of those seeking help to deal with unwanted advances has risen by a third as social networking sites, as well as emails and text messages, made contact easier.
South Tees NHS Trust apologised for the pain suffered by to the girl and her family while the Medical Defence Union, on behalf of CMG, said it could not comment.
The number of claims notified to the Medical Defence Union, which insures more than half of UK GPs, rose a fifth in 2010 compared with the previous year.
A settlement was reached out of court between Mr Quinn and his solicitor Hywel Davies, from Martyn Prowel solicitors, and Dr Bentley who was represented by the Medical Defence Union.

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