MANCHESTER, England, May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- First Personal Injury's team of personal injury claims ( solicitors has called for more GP accountability following the recent compensation payout to the family of a man killed by an overdose. David Gray was administered an accidental overdose of a painkilling drug by a GP in 2008. His family have recently been awarded GBP40,000 in compensation.

First Personal Injury Managing Partner, Michael Jefferies, believes that GPs and medical staff should be regularly assessed in order to prevent such tragedies, commenting that, Medical negligence is unacceptable on any level. Medical professionals have people's lives in their hands on a daily basis and should therefore be regularly assessed to make sure they're definitely still up to the job.

Michael acknowledges that such a procedure would undoubtedly be costly, but believes it's a necessary expense.

Of course, ongoing assessment of all NHS medical professionals would mean a big bill to the taxpayer. But consider the cost of compensation payouts at present. Reducing the cases of death, injury or illness caused by medical negligence or incompetence will reduce the costs of compensation payouts too.

First Personal Injury specialises in helping those injured in an accident that was not their fault to claim the compensation they deserve.

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SOURCE: First Personal Injury

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