It seems that it is not just England that is struggling to maintain an appropriate level of service in the NHS. Wales has recently reported a doubling in medical negligence pay-outs totalling £38m. Reports suggest that an increase in the amount of cerebral palsy sufferers caused by childbirth injuries has played a major part in the increase.
The way the Welsh NHS pays out compensation has changed for cerebral palsy. Now, victims are being paid every year rather than a large upfront payment. This has resulted in greater overall payments over time.
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