Massive rise in cost to NHS of settling compensation cases – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2010 in compensation, fees, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The cost of no-win, no-fee legal claims against the National Health Service has risen 16-fold in five years. A breakdown of clinical negligence cases settled by the NHS under ‘conditional fee arrangements’ (CFA), in which solicitors get paid only if they win a case, shows that their value – in costs and damages – has risen from £6.5m in 2004-05 to £108m last year.”

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The Independent, 28th MArch 2010