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Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Cause: Fail / Delay Treatment, Fail To Warn-Informed Consent, Failure/Delay Diagnosis, Inappropriate Treatment, Intra-Op Problems, Operator Error Specialty: Oral & Maxillo Facial Surgery

The following information was requested on 22 January 2019:

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request under the speciality of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I would be most grateful if you could provide me with following information for claims during the period 2007/08 to 2016/17:

  1. Number of claims closed per year
  2. Number of claims closed that were successful per year
  3. Total sum of damages paid (excluding legal costs) per year
  4. Total number of cases (throughout the period listed) where the cause was listed as:
    • Failure or delay in treatment
    • Intra-operative problem
    • Failure or delay in diagnosis
    • Inappropriate treatment
    • Failure to warn – informed consent issues
    • Operator error

Please also provide the total sum of damages paid (excluding legal costs) for each of the cases listed in request throughout the period requested.

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