NHS LA

NHS LA

Abbreviation for:
NHS Litigation Authority, see there
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Mr Cohen said: "In a case like this where the hospital has said it's made a mistake, the NHS Litigation Authority (LA) should encourage the hospital to hold its hands up, "The NHS LA have an objective that in cases where there's a clear claim for compensation that it's dealt with swiftly.
258 billion was spent by the NHS LA in the past year, with PS275 million of that paid to claimant solicitors.
Catherine Dixon, chief executive of the NHS LA, said the availability of no-win no-fee agreements had led to the increase.
The NHS LA, which was created to deal with claims from patients harmed while undergoing treatment as well as from staff and visitors, said the figure represents a surge in the number of claims between 2010 and 2011 - which were paid out this year.