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Perineal Tear-1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree

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Service: Claims Management Cause: Perineal Tear-1st,2nd,3rd Deg Specialty: Obstetrics

The following information was requested:

[On 2 March 2022]

I am looking for the number of maternal birth injuries sustained in NHS hospitals that led to patients pursuing legal claims in the years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. I am specifically looking for missed perineal tears of the third and fourth degree. Please could you also provide me with the total annual cost to the NHSR of these legal claims for the years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. If possible, please could you separate out the cost between damages and legal fees/costs.

[On 8 March 2022]

Yes, please could you provide the data for Perineal Tear-1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree.

Just the data for 2019/20 – 2020/21 is ok thank you.

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