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The NHS faces paying £4.3billion in legal fees to settle clinical negligence claims.
The figure, which includes unsettled claims and estimates of future claims, was secured via Freedom of Information requests by the BBC.
NHS - Compensation - Claims - Year
The NHS receives more than 10,000 compensation claims each year.
Legal bodies said the cost is driven by failures in safety and a culture in which patients' concerns are not listened to.
Department - Health - Rise - Cost
The Department of Health has pledged to tackle the 'unsustainable rise' in the cost of clinical...
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