FAQ
Log In
Friday 30th September 2016
News
 › 
 › 

NHS claims fund bailed out

13th January 2012

A rise in the number of negligence claims has forced the government to bail out the NHS compensation fund.

It has given the NHS Litigation Authority £185m until April to cover the cost of claims and legal fees after pay-outs trebled over the last decade to £863m last year with the blame put on a dramatic increase in no-win, no-fee cases. Another factor has been the increasing survival rates of brain-damaged babies, which require 24-hour care and compensation settlements often reaching £6m to cover those lifetime costs.

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016