Posts Tagged ‘Negligence claim’

Government urged to curb rising costs of clinical negligence claims against NHS

The rising costs of clinical negligence claims are crippling the NHS and the Government has to do more to tackle the issue. A coalition of organisations...

Defence body pays over £30 million in compensation for GP out-of-hours claims

The MDU has paid out well over £30 million in compensation and legal costs on behalf of GP members working in out-of-hours and unscheduled care settings o...

NHS in compensation time bomb as negligence liabilities nearly double

The NHS Litigation Authority, the body which pays compensation on behalf of English hospitals, has reported its provisions for hospital clinical negligence...

Large compensation claims against doctors have tripled in a decade

Multi-million pound compensation claims against GPs and consultants in private practice have risen three-fold over the last decade, the Medical Defence Uni...

Public unaware of rising medical compensation

People are unaware of the huge amounts of money paid by taxpayers in medical compensation payments, a survey says. A key finding from a ComRes survey of...

Time to cut maternity services negligence bill

One fifth of all spending on maternity services in England is now set aside to cover negligence claims, a report reveals. In the last year trusts paid out...

Negligence claims against NHS trusts climb

The year-on-year increase in clinical negligence claims against NHS trusts continues, with the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) reporting a 10.8% rise in ...

“Spiralling negligence claims unsustainable”

The NHS Litigation Authority has criticised the damages system for driving “rapid growth in claims numbers” despite no increase in mistakes by health p...

Plans to tackle legal costs in negligence cases

The government’s latest proposals to control civil litigation costs, which should temper spiralling legal costs in medical negligence cases, have been we...

Legal costs of negligence claims spiral upwards

The costs of settling clinical negligence claims have spiralled in the last 30 years, a defence body claims. The MDU reveals that the average claimant’...

‘No win no fee’ lawyers grow negligence claims

Personal injury lawyers are being blamed for soaring clinical negligence claims which are spiralling at the rate of 10% a year. A record £15 billion has ...