A no-fault compensation system for medical injury is long overdue

David C Burke
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11399
Published online: 21 January 2013

To the Editor: Weisbrot and Breen’s proposal1 for a no-fault compensation system for medical injuries should extend to all injuries in Australia, including those from motor vehicle accidents and in the workplace. It should also apply to recreational injuries that may lead to common law compensation cases. After 40 years of clinical experience in the rehabilitation of patients with severe neurological injury, I argue that such change is long overdue.

  • David C Burke

  • Melbourne, VIC.


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