A Welsh NHS medical trust has had medical negligence compensation claims totalling over £1.9 made against them over the past year.
The numbers were a huge rise on the previous year, which were just over £1.1 in comparison.
The South Wales Hywel Dda NHS Trust has paid out medical negligence compensation to 32 victims of poor or unsatisfactory treatment in the last 12 months, with one operation in particular costing £367,500.
The figures are bound to shock many, especially following Welsh Health Minister Edwina Hart’s requests for all personal injury company advertisements to be removed from all NHS buildings in Wales.
The trust has said that medical negligence claims include “failures to diagnose, delays in diagnosis, intra-operative problems and unexpected deaths.”
If you’ve suffered medical negligence at hospital or elsewhere, Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors can help you claim for compensation. Call 0800 2800 976 for more details.