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Heparin and anticoagulants

Link to Heparin and anticoagulants resource

Leaflet resource

From 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2020 NHS Resolution received 373 claims relating to heparin and anticoagulant medication errors.

Out of these 373 claims, 104 were settled with damages paid, 114 without merit and 155 remain open. The total cost of closed claims is £8,189,129. This includes payments for claimant legal costs, NHS legal costs and damages although the cost will be higher when we factor in costs associated with periodical payments.

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