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NHSLANational Health Service Litigation Authority (UK)
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John Pinsent transferred internally to the team to assist on complex and high-value NHSLA cases.
3m from the NHSLA nationally last year - the most of any one firm from the figures.
The NHSLA is aware that some court cases have resulted in out-of-court payment settlements.
Smith added that once the three hospitals named in the contract - Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor; Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan; and Maelor Hospital, Wrexham - successfully meet NHSLA guidelines through the use of HEMS, there are fifteen additional Trust hospitals in line to potentially purchase EQ2's HEMS hospital equipment management software as part of the NHS Framework Agreement.
The firm, which sits on several NHSLA panels, is noted for its ability to handle high-value and complex cases.
The firm also acted for the NHSLA and County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in relation to a claim for alleged clinical negligence in the treatment and management of the claimant's osteomyelitis, which was dismissed in its entirety.
Changes to the Scheme may have potentially significant consequences for the trust, and we're working through these with our legal advisers, our commis- sioners and the NHSLA.
One of the burning issues that got us excited relates to the NHSLA, where the trusts in the North-east are shelling out a fortune and, in fact, the level of premiums exceeds the amounts we are paying out in claims," he said.
The 'pragmatic' Sarah Manning successfully defended the NHSLA in a complex and high-value cerebral palsy case at a seven-day trial.
My experience of defendant clinical negligence work has given me even more valuable knowledge of working with and for both the NHSLA and healthcare providers.
The intention of the NHSLA clinical negligence scheme for trusts is to balance out the effect of claims over a number of years so that in years when more claims settle than average it will not adversely impact the trust''s budget.