No recourse for privately insured

People with employer-paid health insurance cannot seek compensation for malpractice should they experience problems with treatment.

The revelation comes after woman on Funen had her request for compensation rejected on the grounds that the treatment she was complaining over had been paid for by her employer, in this case a local council.

The woman is now seeking to have that decision overturned in court. The outcome could have a wide-ranging impact.

During the 2000s, large numbers of people signed up for private health insurance through their employers as a form of benefit. One insurance company, Falck Healthcare, has agreements with 3,000 firms. 

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