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Negligence

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical negligence cases were closed by the NHS Litigation Authority in the last year for which figures are available; how many of those cases were funded by (a) legal aid, (b) conditional fee agreements and (c) other means; and how many cases in each category of funding resulted in an award of damages or a settlement involving an agreement to pay damages. (167022)

The information requested is in the following table. The information was supplied by the NHS Litigation Authority.

Number of clinical negligence claims closed during 2006-07

Funded by

Number of claims closed 2006-07

Number of claims closed 2006-07 with damages payments

Conditional fee arrangement

1,200

830

Legal services commission

1,883

1,001

Other funding

1,078

667

Unknown funding

2,181

624

Total

6,342

3,122