Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (241)

Denis Naughten

Question:

241. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of medical claims outstanding with the State Claims Agency; the potential cost of such claims; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53450/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive. 

I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that there are currently 3,383 clinical claims under active management. The Outstanding Estimated Liability of these claims is currently €2,717,118,325. This information was extracted from the National Incident Management Framework (NIMS) and is correct as of 16/12/2019.