Claims solicitors are asking doctors to change medical records
An undercover investigation has found some doctors are encouraging patients to seek compensation following a personal injury.
The Irish Independent claims a number of doctors are recommending particular solicitor firms to their patients while in turn, solicitors are asking doctors to change medical records.
An undercover investigation found a number of solicitor firms are referring clients to certain GPs and surgeons to have their injury reports prepared.
The report found at least seven solicitor firms are sending clients to the same orthopedic surgeon.
It also found physical examinations for whiplash lasted as a little as 40 seconds with some doctors.
An undercover reporter with the paper, Amy Molloy, says she was encouraged to seek compensation when she described whiplash symptoms to some GPs. She says she was told by a solicitor that she was still 'worth ten grand if you recover'.
She says there is an evident relationship between some legal and medical professionals: