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£7.3million payouts in clinical negligence claims for East Lancs hospitals

Figures recently released reveal that the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals received a record number of clinical negligence complaints. In total, 98 claims were made in 2013/14 resulting in £7.3million in compensation payouts.

The East Lancs NHS Trust was placed in special measures last year after higher than average mortality rates.

The associate director of quality and safety at ELHT, said: “The number of claims and potential claims notified to the trust in 2013/14, and the amounts paid out, do not necessarily relate to claims made in that year and also includes repayments from previous years.

“East Lancashire Hospitals uses the results of adverse incidents and complaints positively to improve our services and reduce the likelihood of future claims being made. We take a proactive approach to try and resolve claims rather than letting them develop into unnecessary litigation.”

Our aim is to ensure our clients not only get fair compensation for their pain and discomfort but also the compensation for loss of confidence or self-esteem as a result of clinical negligence.

Contact us now at Thorneycroft Solicitors if you feel you or someone you know may have been a victim of clinical negligence whether it’s by a hospital practitioner, NHS or private practice. Highlighting poor practice and negligence is important to  improve standards and prevent others from having bad experiences.  Call us now on 0800 1979 345 as you may be entitled to clinical negligence compensation or complete  our online enquiry form.