Posts Tagged ‘Litigation’

Cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS continues to spiral upwards

The NHS paid out more than £1.08 billion in damages to claimants in 2016/17, a 14% increase on the previous year. The first annual report of NHS Resolu...

Litigation quango to be reformed to cut the number of clinical negligence cases

Defence bodies have welcomed plans to overhaul the NHS Litigation Authority, aimed at reducing the number of clinical negligence cases. Health Secretary...

Legal reform cannot come soon enough to tackle spiralling clinical negligence bills

Today’s figures (this year's £1.1bn NHS clinical negligence pay out) only accentuate the need for a complete rethink of personal injury law. Multi milli...

Personal injury law needs re-think as costs of clinical negligence claims continue to spiral

The costs of clinical negligence claims in the NHS will rise to £1.4bn over the next year, says the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA). Figures for the ...

Litigation reform would save the NHS billions

Billions of pounds could be saved for the NHS if the system for compensating injured patients were reformed, the MDU says. The medical indemnifier says th...

Surge in claims against docs following reforms

Legal reforms aimed at reducing high claimant's legal costs have lead to an increase in claims against doctors. This is key finding of the Medical Defence...

Why do patients decide to sue their doctors?

Based on the first interview in a series of 'Perspectives on Patient Safety' - by the Medical Protection Society - Harvard School of Public Health Professo...

Tall student sues NHS over missed growth tumour

A former drama student whose dream of becoming an actress was "ruined" when she grew to 6ft 5in tall is suing the NHS for £2 million for failing to spot h...

Brain damaged babies set to cost NHS £235m

Blunders by hospital staff which leave newborn babies brain-damaged in the first few days of their lives are set to cost the NHS more than £235m, official...

Which doctors are the most likely to be sued?

Medicine has never been shy of embracing new and exciting technologies that can improve patient care. But is it possible to gaze into the crystal ball to p...

Breast cancer patients to sue hospital over screening

Seven women are taking legal action against a hospital where they were wrongly given the all-clear for breast cancer following screening errors. It emerge...