Manchester, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/19/2015 -- It has been recently revealed that United Lincolnshire Hospitals trust paid out over £19 million in 2013/14 to cover medical negligence claims and compensate patients. The figures have been revealed by the NHS litigation authority, and although released only recently, highlight what many believe to be a growing extent of negligence within the health service, which is becoming a pressing issue.
Circumstances of medial negligence may include instance such as misdiagnosis, the deferral of proper treatment and incorrect treatment. The figures released ultimately represent a huge 94% rise of clinical negligence payouts made by the trust from the year before.Furthermore, it is anticipated that such high figures of medical negligence payouts are not just appropriate to Lincolnshire but also a number of other hospitals. After all, 166 Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) claims were received by the ULHT in 2013/14, highlighting a potential rise of instances of reported medical negligence across the board.
Zen Law are a group of experienced lawyers, with expertise in medical negligence as well as being frequent commentators on legal news. They were quick to comment in light of the released figures.
"Although the specific statistics released relate to Lincolnshire, it is essential that wherever you are, you are aware of your rights as a patient and within healthcare systems," A spokesperson told us "The rise of claims could be seen as an indicator that cases of negligence are increasing, which is concerning.
In turn, we strive to provide all with the most up-to-date information to people across the UK regarding their medical rights and we hope others will do the same."
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