Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (233)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

233. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the amount spent by the HSE on solicitors' fees, barristers' fees, guardians ad litem and settlements in cases related to personal injury and medical negligence for each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20760/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The management of clinical indemnity and general insurance claims has been designated to the State Claims Agency under Section 9 of the National Treasury Management (Amendment) Act 2000.  The State Claims Agency has a statutory mandate to investigate and manage these claims to completion.

The State Claims Agency has provided the following information in respect of the past 10 years. 

The following table shows the expenditure breakdown for clinical and general claims records on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) since 2008 for all statutory and voluntary healthcare locations including National Support Services, Tusla, CAPs and SOS. These claims relate to clinical care, service users, members of the public and third party property damage.

Payment type

Agency legal costs

Damages

Expert costs

Plaintiff legal costs

Grand total (€)

2008

6,385,859

28,826,323

819,699

7,165,936

41,197,817

2009

7,215,256

34,501,992

1,314,168

10,003,629

53,035,046

2010

10,286,659

53,945,976

1,836,849

15,167,865

81,237,349

2011

10,856,366

64,855,191

1,832,834

22,694,617

100,239,007

2012

15,569,450

51,818,084

2,608,381

19,662,246

89,658,160

2013

16,541,365

85,573,544

3,310,239

21,808,079

127,233,227

2014

16,426,079

72,473,495

3,507,891

27,316,808

119,724,273

2015

17,597,797

157,520,073

5,343,497

26,693,613

210,154,981

2016

20,795,444

172,115,329

5,132,687

35,139,257

233,182,717

2017

23,232,533

207,824,969

6,272,584

48,269,685

285,599,772

Grand total (€)

144,906,808

927,454,976

31,978,829

236,921,735

1,341,262,348

  

The totals above are subject to rounding.