What percentage and cost of the NHS clinical negligence legal fees bill has been paid out to those that have incurred injuries or death from mental health medications or ECT?

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Dear NHS Resolution,

In relation to the Freedom of Information request on the clinical negligence legal fees bill paid out by the NHS which also says "Estimates published last year put the total cost of outstanding compensation claims at £83bn." in this BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51180944

What percentage (and cost) of that figure has been paid out to people that have incurred injuries or death from mental health medications or Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)?

Yours faithfully,

Daryl Brown

FOI, NHS Resolution

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply about Electro-Convulsive Therapy, however can you please provide the answer to the amount from the sum that is from mental health medications that was asked for too please? If you do not have access to the amount from mental health medications then the sum for all mental health treatments will do. Please let me know?

Yours sincerely,

Daryl Brown