Sunday, 28 May 2017

Safety in numbers ? Not necessarily

Great news folks - all NINE of the civil claimants in the Janner case, have now dropped their claims - completely. You have to pay to read the times and I don't pay when I can get just as good for free elsewhere

Six ? But hang fire folks, these are just two-thirds of the claims submitted. The other three, represented by affinity law pulled out in March 

That's a pretty final agreement 'abandon for all time ...' 

It's not July yet, what happened ? I think we can all summon an informed guess on this one. Surely not for the excuse given - i.e that their voices will be heard by that inquiry that no-one wants to be part of. Sorry, but I just have to do this - *LOL*

Really ? I say you pulled out because, unlike some half-baked 'inquiry' Mr Scorer, your six claimants would have to convince a judge. Not so easily done when the son of the dead accused is a QC determined to fight back and clear his father's good name.

Scorer's clients used to be Liz Dux's - in 2015 

And, get this - she allegedly had TWENTY-FIVE clients on her books ... no wonder she jumped ship.

And then there was SIXTEEN according to the times

Sorry, if those figures appear misleading ! It might be just six claiming compensation, so what happened to the rest ? And, what's with the desire to be heard bit ? Surely they had a much better chance to be heard in court than in the Goddard Inquiry, as it was called before sh flew the coop too ?

I'm no lawyer, but I do like to have some idea what I'm talking about. I'd be grateful for any legal opinions as to what all this - out of time thing actually means. I did find this helpful explanation of the procedere's involved with making a civil claim

 One thing is for sure - it's a great day for the Janner Family and I wish them well. They fought back and won - not everyone has the means and strength to do the same.

 You see, it only takes one liar to go unchallenged and before you know there's three, then six ... then 200 as there was with Sir Jimmy Savile. Don't tell me they can't all be lying. What was there to stop them ? Certainly not the 'you will be believed' shit-pit cops. 

Oh well, every little helps I suppose and I genuinely hope that this development helps others in the similar position. Not everyone who falsely accuses another is in it for the money. There are many reasons why people behave in this way and ruin other people's lives.

But, hang on in their folks - good folk always come to the aid of others. It's what we do !! 

Extra extra - within a minute after I published I got link to full Times article via the King of Hits site - here it is - thanks Mark,com_kunena/Itemid,65/func,view/catid,2/id,162190/


Monday, 15 May 2017

Steven George GUILTY as charged

Been so busy with my real life lately, I quite forgot Steven George was up to court sometime in May. Looks like he was found guilty ... he claims he isn't, and I make no comment as to that. I more interested in this .. 

 'Patient B' as in the Savile Broadmoor NHS report. Of course anyone with half a brain-cell could work out that Steven was 'Patient B' - here's one I made earlier 

From one of my better blog efforts 

Got right close to the truth back then didn't I guys and gals ? You always know when you're right - THEY don't like it ! Read the comments you'll see what I mean. 

Then, when you've finished - try reading this one too ! You see, Steven George was one of the MAIN Savile accusers. His stories took us into hospitals - the NHS and a very large pay-day for the likes of Liz Dux and Co 

How well I remember how I felt when I wrote the following

Let me just repeat those last few lines 

Bingo Slater and Gordon now have the NHS and the BBC in their sights. And the star of their show is Steven George, who - just a few years later would be convicted himself  and place on the sex-offender register. 

 What's more, he doesn't seem to mind who knows 

He's 'not quite right' is he ? something we used to say when we could still say such things without being locked up ! 

When you're corrupt, there's always plenty even more corrupt than you are. 

Come on Steven, spill the beans - did you make a compo claim ? 

Want to read Steven's views of his court case etc ? Go to his twitter feed 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

NHS negligence claims - the facts, not the fiction please

More than two years ago this headline appeared in Press TV whoever they are 

Originally sourced here 

This story has re-appeared in the last few weeks, because now, we are being told that the amount currently set aside has doubled. OK, money set aside for things, I kind of get that, the prudent among us set a little aside for a rainy day. But, HALF your total income ? I think not, I don't care how much rain falls on my roof ! Let's investigate shall we ?

First thing I wanted to know is WHO are the people who 'manage claims against the NHS' ? The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA)  Here's what they say on their site. Always go straight to the horses mouth folks, so you know where you stand, don't take other folks words for it 

Now, guys and gals, read the next paragraph properly and remember it. I'll be referring back to it in due course 

Now, this site is very useful because it's here we get to see their accounts. I'm concentrating for the moment on the 2011/12 report

That's £180 for Mr Walker and slightly less for Mr Fothergill.

In March 2012 the NHS 'global liabilities' (rainy day money) was said to be in excess of £18 billion 

 Not sure if the press picked up on this in 2012 but in 2013

And, who's to blame for this avalanche of claims ? Take your pick folks, but don't forget the contribution Jeremy Hunt makes with his new law

It's all very complicated folks and I've no intention of making myself ill working it all out. So I'll make it as simple as I can for now. Firstly, here's a breakdown of  who gets how much in legal fees according to the NHSLA's latest figures

The claimants appear to get the lions share with their lawyers a close second. Not sure why the claimant's lawyers get so much in comparison to the defendant's (the NHS) lawyers but I'm sure someone will tell me why they claim more ?

 But, let's hear from the other side for a moment shall we ? This is actually a very good read because, apparently the fault lies with the the NHSLA themselves, for daring to defend claims and basically dragging things out. 

We've heard this line before haven't we guys and gals ?

Now, doesn't the NHSLA continually maintain that it keeps costs down by settling 96% of these claims 'out of court' and 'cost effectively' ? 

You see, as complaints grow, more staff are needed to handle these complaints 

As a designated complaints departments or staff tend to deal with the complaints, the NHS spends a lot of money on staffing costs. If only their replies to patients would satisfy the patients’ need to be heard and for their complaint fully investigated, this might be money well spent. Most patients or their relatives just want the truth to come out, their questions answered, and to receive an apology where it is due. They are not after money.

I'm sure that in many instances people complaints don't begin with an intention to get something for nothing. Most folk just want the best care for themselves and their loved ones. They want answers when something goes wrong especially when that something leads to death or long-term harm of either you or that loved one. 

Would I sue a hospital or anyone else the NHS indemnifies if I was left in poor health as a result of a mistake they made ? Damn sure I would,  but I'd be far happier if I didn't have that problem in the first place. 

But, getting back to the money, can someone, anyone, explain just what the following means ? I couldn't find figure 9 by the way 

Discount rate change ? What the hell is that and why is it costing us £25 billion quid ?

So the cost of this PROVISION or rainy day money, appears to have risen from £28 billion to £56 billion in just one year. 

But that's not what's actually being paid out guys and gals. That figure is about £1 billion, no, this is, you know, I don't bloody know what it is but I'm doing the best I can to figure it out. More importantly, I want to know how it's increased so much when the actual number of claims haven't increased that much. You see, it seems to be down to the government again folks. Our fucking useless, uncaring, bastard tory government. Read on

Then I looked at the NHSLA figures (page 107 of the latest report folks) 

 That's me done for now folks - have a good look at the facts and the figures and tell me what you come up with. 

One thing I'm sure of, this is being handled very badly. But let's not blame the poor sods who, in my opinion, deserve to be financially compensated if their health is seriously affected by medical mistakes. Remember what the NHS is there for. It's there to look after you, not kill or maim you isn't it ! Funny how these negligence claims have shot up since the cuts were implemented. Tired, overworked people make mistakes.