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NHS: Negligence

Health written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Yvonne Fovargue Yvonne Fovargue Labour, Makerfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) all legally aided claims and (b) all claims brought by minors were made to the NHS Litigation Authority on behalf of a minor and funded through legal aid in each of the last three years.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information on legally aided claims brought by minors as a percentage of all legally aided claims received by year is shown in the following table provided by the NHS Litigation Authority.

Number of clinical negligence claims funded by legal aid received 2008-09 to 2010-11
  Legally aided claims on behalf of a minor All legally aided claims Legally aided claims on behalf of a minor as percentage of all legally aided claims
2008-09 520 1,532 34
2009-10 446 1,341 33
2010-11 414 1,333 31
Total 1,380 4,206 33
Source: National Health Service Litigation Authority (May 2011)

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