Lincolnshire hospitals paid out more than £7.2 million last year in obstetrics and maternity compensation relating to medical negligence.

The figure has been obtained by The Lincolnite through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT).

Between January 1 and December 31, 2013, ULHT spent a total of £7,225,000 in relation to four cases.

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