Claims – Hormonal coil (FOI_6511)

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

I’d like to request under FOI 2000:

  • The number of lawsuits involving a coil – by which I mean all hormonal and non-hormonal forms available on the NHS – brought against NHS GPs since NHS resolution took over responsibility for dealing with these cases
  • I would like to know, of those total lawsuits, how many involved: uterine perforation, a doctor failing to remove a coil before inserting another, a woman becoming pregnant after a possible error with her coil, incorrect fitting, a failure to identify pregnancy, and any other relevant categories where the reason is stated
  • I would like to know the number of those cases which resulted in compensation, the average compensation granted and the total compensation paid per year since your records began

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