General surgery or Gastroenterology (FOI_6028)

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Specialty: Gastroenterology, General Surgery

The following information was requested:

Under Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information.

Medical negligence claims registered within the specialty of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgery, including Bariatric Surgery (if this is not a specific category in your data then kindly include any claims with the following key words: “bariatric”, “metabolic surgery”, “weight loss surgery”, “obesity surgery”, “sleeve gastrectomy”, “gastric bypass”, ‘roux en y gastric bypass”) between January 2014 to May 2023. If any issues regarding this categorisation, kindly include all claims registered under ‘General Surgery” instead. Please include the following data points for each claim:

Claimant sex and age group (5-year brackets)
Name of surgery/procedure
Incident description
Location
Description of injury
Cause
Outcome
Financial year of claim
Claim status (open/closed, litigated/not litigated, settlement/trial date and costs).
Total amount paid out, total amount paid by NHS England, and amounts paid to the claimant, the claimant’s legal team and the defence legal team in GBP.

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