Health authority tries to reclaim £700 000 settlementBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7097.1781m (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1781
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A health authority is to take the unprecedented step of trying to reclaim the £700000 ($1.12m) settlement that it agreed to make to a severely disabled 9 year old girl a week before she died suddenly.
The settlement for Hollie Calladine was agreed by Nottingham Health Authority and incorporated in a court order by the consent of both parties on 19 May. On 27 May she died of respiratory cardiac arrest.
Paul Balen, the family's solicitor, said: “A …