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Request Reference: 8903 Request Date: 15 Nov 2019
Request: Dear [Name redacted], thank you for your email. To make a decision that on the 'balance of probabilities' a case is either more than 50% or less than 50% one must have to use data and statistics to arrive at the 'balance of probability'. One must know what the 'probability ' is, surely! It's not a matter of experience and judgement as that is just 'opinion' and how does one prove 'opinion'? One cannot, and if your 'Medical Assessors' had to prove their case in court they would fail. What are the qualifications of the 'medical assessors' so that they can make such a decision? How do they assess the credibility of evidence and how do they assign a 'weight' to a particular piece of evidence? I look forward to your reply. Regards [Name redacted].

Status: Complete
Response Date: 13 Dec 2019
Response: Please see attached response