As here, British barristers often append outsized fees to relatively modest awards. In some cases, they’ve been willing to (dramatically) reduce their “take,” but only after being “forced to accept” the lower amount.
Meantime, those who actually provide the care that’s under scrutiny are abandoning ship in droves:
Of course they are: under nationalized health care schemes such as the Much Vaunted National Health Service©, doc’s are limited as to how much they can earn, and often forced to work longer hours. Why wouldn’t they start looking elsewhere?
And of course, if they’re going to end up being sued for the care they do provide, where exactly is the incentive to tough it out?
[Hat Tip: FoIB Hilly R]