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NHS casualty bungles cost £400m

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Accident and emergency has become the top source of negligence claims by patients. Delays, misdiagnosis and poor treatment in accident and emergency (A&E) departments are now the top cause of NHS negligence claims, overtaking orthopaedic surgery for the first time. Bungled operations on backs, bones, joints, ligaments, nerves and muscles usually lead to the most claims, but a 41-page NHS strategy document for the next 12 months reveals that emergency units have become the main source of litigation against the service.

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Source: The Times, 7 July 2019

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