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Derek Crowe, 71, also waited four years for the NHSLA to settle after he was caused unnecessary pain by un-th Cr af unn successful surgery to insert a catheter.
A letter from the NHSLA, seen by the Examiner, reveals the infirmary made errors with Mrs Summers' care and its assessment of her likelihood to fall.
If the NHSLA loses a case, it has to pay the legal fees of the other side who won the case.
The NHSLA itself feeds back a lot of information to the hospitals.
National Health Service Litigation Authority 2011 NHSLA Claims Available from: http://www.nhsla.com/Claims/ [Accessed February 2012]
The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is dealing with compensation claims for those suffering from MRSA.
The figures, from the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), put Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, in London, ahead of HEFT, after it paid out a total of PS23.7 million.
The NHSLA study also says compensation payments and legal costs are up 27 per cent to almost PS1.5million.
The data emerged after a Freedom of Information request to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), which handles complaints about hospitals and pays compensation and legal fees with taxpayers' money.
It acted for the NHSLA in a settlement concerning Selwood v Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHSFT and ors, a duty of care case.
The hospital is part of an insurance scheme run by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), but a report warned management that the rules have changed and could see them having to find up to PS44m - which would plunge the hospital into the red.
So it is considering switching from using the public NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) to a private provider as it looks to get a better deal.
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