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Attempted clinical negligence fraud lands claimant with jail sentence and an order to repay damages and costs

On 2 July 2021, Mr Darren Dommett was sentenced[1] to 29 weeks, almost 7 months, in jail for attempting to defraud the NHS of nearly £2 million. The Court found Mr Dommett had deliberately and grossly exaggerated the extent of his disabilities. The sentence also …

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Correction to NHS Resolution’s written evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee (HSCSC) on the safety of maternity services in England

NHS Resolution has written to the HSCSC to correct an error in its written submission to the committee. A copy of the letter is here. The correction amends reference to the cost of maternity claims in 2019/20. NHS Resolution’s written submission of 14 September 2020 …

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Case of note: Henry v. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (High Court, December 2020)

Mr. Henry was a carpenter who suffered long-standing back pain and sciatica following an accident at work in 1990.  In 2010 he underwent surgery which involved the insertion of bilateral pedicle screws in his back, secured with metal rods.  Unfortunately he continued to experience severe …

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