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Bedsores or Pressure Sore

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Injury: Pressure Sores

The following information was requested:

Previously you provided a response to a FoI request [FoI_3623] into the number and amount of compensation paid to people who sued after suffering from bed sores. Could you please answer the following questions and provide the data on the same basis and in the same format as the previous FoI inquiry.

1. In the (i) 2018/19, (ii) 2019/20, (iii) 2020/21 financial years how many patients successfully claimed damages after claiming that they suffered bedsores as a result of negligent treatment at the hands of the NHS?

2. What was the total amount of damages paid as a result of these claims?

3. How many patients who successfully claimed for bedsores also claimed for an amputation as a result of a consequence of suffering bedsores?

Please note the question relates to the year the payment was made irrespective of when the incident happened or when the claim was lodged.

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