The NHS paid out more than £1.1 billion on medical negligence claims in 2014/15 and the figure is expected to exceed £1.4 billion over the coming year, according to the NHS Litigation Authority.
Kettering General Hospital, it was recently revealed, has reached a settlement of over £7 million to the family of a baby who was the victim of medical negligence. Medical staff failed to spot signs of foetal distress after birth, leading to the baby receiving a lack of oxygen, causing brain damage and leaving it with cerebral palsy.
With such large single payments having to be made, it is easy to see why the NHS’s medical negligence bill surpasses the billion pound mark. And this is a reflection of how hugely damaging acts of medical negligence can be.
Frenkels Forensics are experienced in acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants in negligence cases and are able to carefully examine the full range of repercussions resulting from an act of negligence and demonstrate how this may cause a loss of earnings, loss of pensions, diminished quality of life, additional costs and any other ways the victim might have had their bank balance or future earning potential damaged.
By presenting this information in a clear and detailed report fit for court, Frenkels Forensics can help both sides reach a fair and agreeable settlement based on precise and thorough calculations.
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