NHS claims fund bailed out13th 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.
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Title: NHS claims fund bailed out
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 20764
Date Added: 13th Jan 2012