Late last year, MPS’s Dr Nancy Boodhoo (Head of Operations, Caribbean and Bermuda) and Dr Brian Charles (consultant for MPS) toured the region to deliver educational talks and workshops to MPS members
Beginning in St Kitts on 29 October 2013, the visit saw Dr Charles focus on discussions with local law firms. MPS utilises panel law firms to represent members facing clinical negligence claims and this part of the trip aimed to secure the best possible legal representation for MPS members in St Kitts.
It was explained to Dr Charles that the medicolegal environment in St Kitts – encouragingly for members – is slow, but the frequency of lawsuits brought before the Attorney General was increasing. However, overall risk remained low, compared to other Caribbean countries – the small community, and fear of repercussions from making a complaint, was suggested as a reason for claims being comparatively uncommon.