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Health authority tries to reclaim £700 000 settlement

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1781
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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