Fixed Costs will apply to Clin Neg Damages up to £25K
The Government has been persuaded not to extend the scope of the fixed cost tables beyond claims valued at £25,000 in clinical negligence.
The NHS settle around 60% of total claims between £1,000 and £25,000, but these are the claims where the biggest disproportionality of costs to damages are demonstrated, with claimants recovering costs up to 220% of the damages awarded.
The DoH will propose options for the methodology for fixed costs based on either an estimation of legal time needed or on current market costs.
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