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Northern Ireland trusts facing medical negligence cases going back to 1960s as payouts reach £30m annually

Concern over number of historic medical cases as payouts reach £30m annually

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Health trusts in Northern Ireland are dealing with medical negligence claims over treatment carried out as far back as the 1960s, it can be revealed.

The cost of claims in the health service is running at almost £30m a year.

Cases can take several years to settle. However, concerns have been raised around the number of historic claims.


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