Errors in Anaesthetics

Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management Specialty: Anaesthesia

The following information was requested:

Litigation costs of medical negligence claims specifically due to errors in anaesthetics. Would it be possible to request the data for a 5 year period? Previously the data had only included the

settlement amounts paid to patients, is it possible to gain information about the legal costs to the NHS? Lawyer fees, court costs, time spent etc.?

Previously the data you sent had classified the data by cause; drug error, awareness, difficult airway etc. Is it possible to do so again?

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