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Compromised indemnification, insurance cover nullification and liability for lost income

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It is of acute risk management importance to note that any officialised obfuscation or encouragement of unlawful outcomes is not accompanied by implicit indemnification for discrimination, breaches of duties of care or other improper acts. This is in addition to reputational risk and accompanying freedom of information risk.

Moreoever, lack/incompleteness of central NHS indemnification in certain cases of unlawful decision-making can be mirrored by complications in medical indemnity cover, at best complicating or reducing it and negating it at worst. This is not limited to where death or injury occurs, and may include the consequences of unlawful and/or consequential financial loss, with documented audit trails of the types identified above. The empirical consensus is that at best only 5% of patients recover within five years typically, with aggregate implications for claims involving lost income. Given that 1) duration and quantification of purported has been an area of low quality research in itself and 2) that misdiagnoses and underdiagnoses of ME/CFS are endemic, even this percentage may be optimistic.