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Fatality Claims

Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management Injury: Fatality

The following information was requested:

1. How many clinical negligence claims involving a fatality were paid out in the 2020/21 financial years?

2. What was the total amount of damages paid in relation to these claims?

3. For the financial year 2020/21, 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?

4. In 2020/21 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 and (iii) the total value of the damages paid out in those claims.

NOTE: Please note that this question relates to the year in which the claim was settled, not the year the incident happened or the year the claim was lodged.

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