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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Litigation Authority paid (a) on average to successful claimants (i) in total and (ii) for medical reports in cases of clinical negligence in each of the last three years and (b) on average in respect of its own costs (A) in total and (B) in respect of medical reports in each such year.
The information to show how much the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) paid on average to successful claimants in total in cases of clinical negligence in each of the last three years and on average in respect of its own costs in total is in the following table.
|Number of clinical negligence claims closed with damages 2008-09 to 2010-11|
|Year of closure||Damages paid||Average damages||Defence costs paid||Average defence costs||Clamant costs paid||Average claimant costs|
|Number of clinical negligence claims settled as periodical payments 2008-09 to 2010-11|
|Year of settlement||Total damages||Average damages||Defence costs paid||Average defence costs||Clamant costs paid||Average claimant costs|
|Notes: 1. Periodical payment orders (PPOs) that have ongoing payments have been included separately and the figure provided is as though they were settled on a lump sum basis. 2. Some of the defence costs and claimant costs not have been finalised yet and so the costs, payment figures and average costs payment figures may be understated. 3. It is not possible to show specific costs for medical records as the NHSLA does not record costs in this level of detail. Source: National Health Service Litigation Authority (May 2011)|