Wrongful Conception

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Cause: Failed Sterilisation Specialty: Obstetrics

The following information was requested:


I am writing to request information under The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. It is requested that you provide information on:

• The total amount of Wrongful Conception claims brought against the National Health Service from the years 2000 to 2019.


• What percentage of those claims each year were successful.


• The total cost of the successful claims for the respective years.
In these cases, the parents of the child bring a claim against the NHS for the additional costs of raising a child whom, but for the doctor negligently performing a failed sterilisation procedure, would not have been conceived.

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