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Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

  1. The total number of clinical claims settled by NHS Resolution (please include claims settled with a PPO). Please provide data for 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18.
  2. The total number of clinical claims settled by NHS Resolution where claimant legal costs exceeded the damages awarded. Please provide data for 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18.
  3. In clinical claims settled by NHS Resolution, average claimant legal costs as a percentage of average damages. Please break down your response by damages tranches (e.g. £1 – £10,000, £10,001 – £25,000, £25,001 – £50,000, £50,001 – £100,000, £100,001 – £250,000, £250,001 – £1,000,000, £1,000,001 – £2,000,000, £2,000,001 +). Please provide data for 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
  4. In clinical claims settled by NHS Resolution, average claimant legal costs. Please break down your response by damages tranches (e.g. £1 – £10,000, £10,001 – £25,000, £25,001 – £50,000, £50,001 – £100,000, £100,001 – £250,000, £250,001 – £1,000,000, £1,000,001 – £2,000,000, £2,000,001 +). Please provide data for 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

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