Calls for ACC overhaul after family poisoned with botulism

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017, 7:49AM
Subi Babu remains critically ill along with her husband Shibu Kochummen and his mother Alekutty Daniel in Waikato Hospital after eating suspected contaminated boar. (Photo / Facebook)

Calls for ACC overhaul after family poisoned with botulism

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 11 Dec 2017, 7:49AM

An ACC lawyer wants to see sickness - such as that endured by a Waikato family after eating botulism-contaminated meat - covered by the system.

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It's 50 years since Sir Owen Woodhouse released a report paving the way for our ACC system.

Dunedin-based researcher and barrister Warren Forster told Mike Hosking it's time for an overhaul, to include illness and disease.

"I think most New Zealanders would actually agree, look at the botulism case, look at what happened with campylobacter in Hawkes Bay. Those are just a couple of examples of something that has caused a problem for a group of people, we can identify that."

LISTEN ABOVE AS WARREN FORSTER SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING