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Fatality Claims

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Injury: Fatality

The following information was requested:

1. How many clinical negligence claims involving a fatality were paid out in each of the following financial years? (i) 2015/16, (ii) 2016/17, (iii) 2017/18), (iv) 2018/19 and (v) 2019/20.

2. For each financial year what was the total amount of damages paid?

3. For each financial year what was the highest single claim settled for a fatality claim?

4. For the financial year 2019/20, please provide a breakdown of the cause of death, where a claim has been made of negligence involving the death and a payout was made to the
claimant?

5. For the last five years of claims which ten NHS Trusts have had the most number of claims made against them for fatality where a payout has been made? For each of these ten trusts
please provide (i) the name of the trust, (ii) the number of fatality claims paid out in the five-year period and (iii) the total value of the damages paid out in those claims.

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