Tuesday February 18, 2020

State’s liability soaring for clinical and other claims

Most of the increased liability is being driven by clinical claims, according to NTMA 2016 annual report

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
16th July, 2017
Claims against maternity services comprise 65 per cent - or €1.086 billion - of the total estimated clinical claims liability.

The state’s liability for clinical and other claims soared by €412 million in 2016, from €1.789 billion at the end of 2015 to €2.2 billion by the end of last year.

Most of the increased liability is being driven by clinical claims, according to the 2016 annual report published by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) last week.

The NTMA is designated as the State Claims Agency (SCA) when managing claims against various state authorities including...

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