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Tuesday 25th October 2016

Negligence Articles


Clinical negligence claims almost double in a year

27th July 2016

Report suggests clinical negligence claims against hospitals is estimated at £56.4 billion almost double the figure anticipated last year.

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GPs not to blame for negligence claims

18th January 2016

The Medical Defence Union says GPs are not to blame for increase in negligence claims.

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Negligence claims top £1bn

17th July 2015

New figures show the NHS in England paid out over £1bn to lawyers in 2014/15.

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Medical legal costs should be capped

29th June 2015

The government intends to put limits on 'excessive legal fees'.

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£700 spent on negligence by NHS for every birth

8th November 2013

A report says nearly £700 is spent by NHS on clinical negligence cover.

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NI health claims cost £116m

23rd October 2012

Report shows it could cost NI's Department of Health another £136 million to deal with active negligence claims.

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NHS facing rise in number of clinical negligence claims

7th February 2012

A report by MPs shows the NHS is facing a £15.7bn bill for an increasing amount of clinical negligence claims.

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Warning over staff cuts

12th August 2011

New figures show negligence costs rise.

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Negligence payouts soar

20th June 2011

The NHS has paid out £2.6bn over the past three years in clinical negligence claims.

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Time to tackle no-win, no-fee claims

7th July 2010

Changes in health and safety law, increases number of claims.

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