8 patients maimed by hospital blunders every week: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetence

Eight patients a week maimed by hospital blunders: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetenceIn 2010-2011 eight patients a week were left brain-damaged, blind or missing a limb30million in compensation was paid out to those injuredAmputation payouts alone cost 18million | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 31 December 2012 Malpractice: Eight patients a week in 2010-2011 suffered serious injury, such as the amputation of a limb, because of NHS incompetence.