Multiple Births:Written question - 217336

Q
(Colchester)
Asked on: 05 December 2014
Department of Health
Multiple Births
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of cases and (b) total cost of settling the claims dealt with by the NHS Litigation Authority involving the still birth, neonatal death or disability of a baby or the disability of the mother or maternal death as a result of a multiple pregnancy in each of the last 10 years.
A
Answered by: Dr Daniel Poulter
Answered on: 15 December 2014

Information on the number of obstetrics claims received between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2014 which have involved a multiple pregnancy are set out in the following tables.

Claims not settled as a periodic payment order as at 30 November 2014:

NHSLA Notification Year

No. of Claims

Damages Paid

Defence Costs Paid

Claimant Costs Paid

Total Paid

04/05

17

257,685

160,195

199,703

617,583

05/06

25

2,230,500

247,739

503,085

2,981,324

06/07

26

3,421,731

160,890

441,675

4,024,296

07/08

25

2,049,637

409,877

750,189

3,209,702

08/09

17

2,273,298

314,113

858,335

3,445,746

09/10

32

3,505,555

472,978

906,368

4,884,900

10/11

26

2,231,560

218,757

761,800

3,212,117

11/12

18

1,702,994

252,423

403,170

2,358,587

12/13

27

1,992,742

299,511

396,250

2,688,503

13/14

33

79,250

130,803

35,115

245,168

Total

246

19,744,952

2,667,285

5,255,690

27,667,927

Source: NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) December 2014

Claims settled as a periodic payment order as at 30 November 2014:

NHSLA Notification Year

No. of Claims

O/S Damages

Damages Paid

Total Damages

Defence Costs Paid

Claimant Costs Paid

Total

05/06

5

18,259,347

15,421,817

33,681,164

620,036

1,818,621

36,119,820

06/07

1

2,669,629

2,660,371

5,330,000

83,570

290,550

5,704,120

07/08

1

3,332,805

2,370,195

5,703,000

112,109

190,000

6,005,109

08/09

1

4,109,000

3,005,000

7,114,000

86,046

184,000

7,384,046

09/10

2

11,717,657

6,854,249

18,571,906

186,503

506,000

19,264,409

Total

10

40,088,438

30,311,632

70,400,070

1,088,264

2,989,171

74,477,504

Source: NHS LA December 2014

‘Payments’ made in those years requested are not specifically going to be the payments made on the claims reported in the same period i.e. some will relate to claims which had been reported to the NHSLA prior to the ten year period requested here.

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