NHS pays out record 1.2billion as compensation claims rocket by 40% in ONE YEAR

NHS pays out record 1.2billion as compensation claims rocket by 40% in ONE YEAR Payouts, which include legal costs and compensation claims, is huge rise on previous year's 863m bill Bill for 'non-clinical claims', such as payouts for people falling on wet floors, was 52.4m | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 3 July 2012 The NHS has paid out a record 1.2billion in litigation claims in one year, it has emerged.

Woman, 102, becomes oldest patient to sue NHS for being prematurely discharged after fracturing pelvis

Woman, 102, becomes oldest patient to sue NHS for being prematurely discharged after fracturing pelvis Medics discharged previously mobile 97-year-old just eight hours after she went to hospital with a fractured pelvisHer condition deteriorated over the next two months | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 22 June 2012 A 102-year-old woman is believed to have become the oldest person to successfully sue the NHS, it has emerged.