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Elective (planned) caesarean sections

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

I would be grateful to receive the following information about clinical medical negligence payouts arising from elective (planned) caesarean sections only performed in 2015 and 2016:

  1. Number of payouts in each year
  2. Amount of each payout
  3. Nature of alleged injury to mother and/or infant associated with each payout
  4. Indication for caesarean delivery (e.g. preeclampsia, breech, maternal choice, etc.) associated with each payout

I am happy to receive any additional details about these cases that may be convenient for you to send me.

Please note that I am *not* requesting any information about payouts arising from emergency caesarean sections performed due to complications arising in labour.

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