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MedCo regime goes live

All medical reports for whiplash claims must now be brought under the MedCo system after it formally went live yesterday. Claimants will be given the choice of one “high-volume national” medical reporting organisation and six smaller ones, or seven medical experts.

April 7th, 2015 | No Comments »

CJC calls for tighter controls on links between claimant solicitors and experts in whiplash cases

The Civil Justice Council has called for controls on links between claimant solicitors and medical reporting organisations and experts to be extended beyond situations where there is a financial connection.

October 8th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

Doctors Chambers seeks external investor

Doctors Chambers, which describes itself as the “UK’s largest independently owned providers of independent medical evidence”, is looking for an external investor to fund overseas expansion.

June 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

Solicitors seek support for challenge to MoJ plan to ban them from owning medical agencies

Two Manchester personal injury firms are seeking support for a legal challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s proposal that will stop solicitors from owning the medical agencies through which they commission reports in whiplash cases.

May 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Government lays out cuts to medical report fees and plan to end law firms owning agencies

A 10% cut to fixed fees for medical reports and an end to law firms owning the agencies that commission them have been put out for consultation in the latest stage of the government’s plans to crack down on whiplash claims.

May 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Claimant lawyers accused of “milking the medical agency cash cow”

Claimant solicitors are “milking the medical agency cash cow” by setting up their own medical reporting organisations (MROs) and charging more than the industry agreed levels, a leading defendant practitioner has claimed.

February 11th, 2013 | Comments Off on Claimant lawyers accused of “milking the medical agency cash cow”

Leading MROs launch new industry accreditation to head off whiplash concerns

Two of UK’s leading medico-legal reporting agencies have launched a quality mark for medical experts in a bid to head off criticisms of the current regime. Premex Group and Premier Medical Group have endorsed the newly created Certificate in Medical Reporting.

December 11th, 2012 | Comments Off on Leading MROs launch new industry accreditation to head off whiplash concerns

Ex-RJW partner bids to “reinvent” medical reports process by separating procurement from diagnosis

A former Russell Jones & Walker partner is bidding to “reinvent” the medico-legal process in low-value personal injury claims with a new service that will “redress the imbalance which predisposes evidence to favour the instructing party”.

November 7th, 2012 | Comments Off on Ex-RJW partner bids to “reinvent” medical reports process by separating procurement from diagnosis