Case Number 6559
Request Date 18/02/2019
Completion Date 21/03/2019

 

Details of the Request

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases and total monetary value) in relation to:

  • Allegations of late diagnosis / misdiagnosis
  • Allegations of negligence leading to amputation
  • Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death
  • Cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Cases involving medication errors
  • Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5 years to reach

 

Details of the Response

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

The number of Serious Incident Investigations which are linked to a claim are as follows:

2016 12
2017 16
2017 14

 

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2016 £3,367,999
2017 £5,777,442
2017 £4,658,218

 

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases and total monetary value) in relation to:

Allegations of late diagnosis / misdiagnosis

2016 £236,566 7 claims
2017 £662,810 10 claims
2018 £1,461,273 10 claims

 

Allegations of negligence leading to amputation

2016 £118,600 1 claim
2017 £2,308,176 1 claim
2018   0 claims

 

Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death

2016 £275,341 1 claim
2017 £48,566 1 claim
2018 £151,034 2 claims

 

Cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer

2016 £34,036 1 claim
2017 £39,480 1 claim
2018 £293,977 1 claim

 

Cases involving medication errors

2016 £85,275 1 claim
2017 £1,781,518 1 claim
2018 £37,414 1 claim

 

Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5 years to reach

Subject to request for clarification. Full response to follow in due course.