Posts Tagged ‘Litigation’

£1.63bn: “We cannot go on like this with the NHS spending more and more on litigation”

The NHS paid more than £1.63 billion in damages to claimants in 2017/18, a significant increase on the previous year. Pay outs to claimants in 2016/17 ...

Southern Health NHS Trust fined £2m over deaths of two patients

An NHS trust that admitted failing two patients who died in its care, one in a bath, has been fined £2m. Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, drowned in Oxford in 2...

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...

Cost of clinical negligence grew to £1.6 billion in 2016–17 for NHS trusts

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee says action is required by the government to address impact of clinical negligence claims on NHS resources. ...

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...