Would the MDU ever advise a member to settle a claim?

It can be difficult to mount a successful defence when clinical notes are incomplete or if the expert witness report is critical of the doctor's management.

In those cases, we will seek the member's agreement to negotiate an early settlement, usually without admitting liability. Sometimes, we may need to admit liability or acknowledge a breach of duty to achieve a settlement.

Read more about our cases committee in the MDU journal.

This page was correct at publication on 24/05/2022. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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