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first_imgBrain-damaged babies will be “robbed” of compensation under government plans to speed up negligence claims, safety campaigners have warned. The plans are due to be announced next month, following a consultation earlier this year. Ministers are poised to announce reforms of medical negligence, which they say will speed up access to damages for families devastated by maternity blunders. It follows revelations that claims for babies left brain-damaged by such blunders has soared by almost one quarter in just one year, bringing… But patients groups and lawyers have criticised the proposals – saying that parents who take up the scheme will be left without enough compensation to care for their children.last_img

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