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Bulk bottle antiseptic

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

 

Freedom of Information Request – Negligence claims bulk bottle antiseptic Part 1 and Part 2

I would like to obtain specific information regarding any negligence claims related to the use of bulk bottle antiseptic resulting in or contributing to surgical fires and related thermal burns injury (non-chemical) received by NHS Resolution.

1) We are interested in receiving the following information for each year in the period from 2013 to 2019 (please include total and year-by-year breakdown):

a. The number of negligence claims received by NHS Resolution related to surgical fires that have resulted from the use of bulk bottle antiseptic in the secondary care environment;

b. The number of negligence claims related to surgical fires that resulted from the use of bulk bottle antiseptic in the secondary care environment that have been settled (please include a breakdown of those settled in and out of court);

Freedom of Information Request – Negligence claims bulk bottle antiseptic Part 2

1) continued…

c. The number of claims related to surgical fires that resulted from the use of bulk bottle antiseptic where payment of damages was made;

d. The monetary amount of damages paid by NHS Resolution for claims related to surgical fires that resulted from the use of bulk bottle antiseptic (please include a breakdown of those settled in and out of court);

e. Details about the share of negligence claims related to surgical fires due to bulk bottle antiseptic use that resulted in severe consequences for the patients

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