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Lumbar Puncture

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

1. Number of claims received over the last 5 years for all specialties where one of the following terms is mentioned in the incident report or injury cause code; ‘lumbar puncture’ OR ‘spinal tap’ OR ‘csf leak’ OR ‘low csf pressure’ OR ‘blood patch’ OR ‘low pressure headache’

2. Number and payment amounts made on successful claims closed (or settled as a Periodic Payments PPO) over the last 5 years for all specialties where one of the following terms is mentioned in the incidence notes or injury cause code; ‘lumbar puncture’ OR ‘spinal tap’ OR ‘csf leak’ OR ‘low csf pressure’ OR ‘blood patch’ OR ‘low pressure headache’

3. The average payment amount for successful claims with the above search terms in the incident report or injury cause code

4. A list of all locations/hospitals/trusts at which any of the above claim incidence took place 5. A list of all law firms associated with any of the above claims

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