NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn

NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn

NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year compared to £583m in 2008, analysis shows.
The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), which handles claims on behalf of trusts, said it was trying to reduce the costs.
It blamed big rises in claims and legal costs from claimants.
Lawyers said the costs would not exist if the NHS had not been negligent and accused it of delaying claims.
Click to see content: claimsusethis The figures include defence and claimants' legal costs which can vary depending on who wins or loses and emerged from analysis by the BBC of... read more

29 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 54
Source: BBC

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