Medco: Teething troubles

Medco launched just three months ago, as the government attempts to tackle spurious whiplash claims. Opinions on how the system has performed since then vary enormously.

As published in POST 7 July 2015

It has been three months since the launch of Medco, a government measure intended to curb the number of spurious whiplash claims, and, in that short space of time, the system has come under close scrutiny from insurance industry players.

Officially launched on 6 April, Medco was designed to facilitate the sourcing of medical reports in soft tissue injury claims brought under the Ministry of Justice’s pre-action protocol for low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents.

It works by producing a choice of randomly generated medical reporting organisations and medical experts with the aim of removing potential conflicts of interest by ensuring there are no financial links between law firms and the medical experts that provide advice.

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Nigel Teasdale

Partner - Head of Motor, Fraud, Costs and Claimant Teams

I am Head of the Motor, Fraud, Costs and Claimant teams at DWF and am responsible for the operational delivery of those teams. My background is in dealing with motor claims, particularly large loss.