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Compensation awarded to cancer patient harmed during reconstructive surgery

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A man who has been left with facial disfigurement after undergoing reconstructive maxillofacial surgery to treat his skin cancer has settled his medical negligence claim against the defendant hospital trust. The client in this case study will be referred to as Ishan. The situation Ishan is one of at least 13 cancer patients who suffered … Continue reading Compensation awarded to cancer patient harmed during reconstructive surgery

Lime Cycles 193 Miles through Italy for Spinal Injuries Association

Lime cycles 193 miles for Spinal Injuries Association

From 18th-22nd May, three of our personal injury solicitors took part in a 193-mile bike ride in Italy, to raise money and awareness for the Spinal Injuries Association! From left: Tony, Martin and Peter They've done it! Tony Hannington, Peter Jones and Martin Usher took to the Tuscan terrains of Pisa on Thursday, where they … Continue reading Lime Cycles 193 Miles through Italy for Spinal Injuries Association

Women’s Health Strategy: Call for Evidence Summary

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Copyright GOV.UK Results from the Department of Health and Social Care Women’s Health Strategy call for evidence were published in April of this year.  For many, the results will come as a surprise, but for our lawyers working with medical negligence claims these statistics align completely with the experiences of our clients. Sadly, of the … Continue reading Women’s Health Strategy: Call for Evidence Summary

Mother settles medical negligence claim after hospital failures cause stillbirth

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Following a three-year legal battle and with support from Lime Solicitors, Bekki Hill has settled her medical negligence claim against Chesterfield Royal Hospital, where she suffered a stillbirth after her requests for an induced labour were ignored. The situation Fearing that something was wrong, Bekki asked to be induced on two occasions, but her requests … Continue reading Mother settles medical negligence claim after hospital failures cause stillbirth

1 in 12 cerebral palsy cases ‘could have been avoided’ over past decade, figures reveal

1 in 12 cerebral palsy cases could have been avoided

NHS trusts in England paid out more than £4.3 billion in damages across 1,441 cerebral palsy clinical negligence claims over the past 10 yearsIt is estimated that 1,800 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year[i] – meaning 144 cases were caused by failed maternity careParents brought forward 268 cerebral palsy-related claims in financial year … Continue reading 1 in 12 cerebral palsy cases ‘could have been avoided’ over past decade, figures reveal

Lime Solicitors Announces Four Promotions

We are pleased to announce four promotions across our clinical negligence, personal injury and catastrophic injury teams. Effective 1 May 2022, our clinical negligence expert Nikki Fahey has been promoted to salaried partner. Specialising in gynaecological and women’s health medical negligence claims, Nikki has 13 years’ experienced supporting women and their families in claims against … Continue reading Lime Solicitors Announces Four Promotions

Cerebral Palsy Caused by Delay in Delivery

For confidentiality reasons, the young person in question will be referred to as William. William’s family brought a case for clinical negligence, following mismanagement of his delivery, which resulted in fetal distress and ultimately a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Almost 30 years after William was born, the hospital accepted liability for his injury.  William’s mother … Continue reading Cerebral Palsy Caused by Delay in Delivery

Fatal Accident Claim Comforts Grieving Family

After Lee Theakstone and his wife, Jane, died instantly following a car crash, his parents Neville and Helen instructed Lime Solicitors as personal representatives of their son’s estate, as well as for a dependency claim on their own behalves. Timeline of events December 2020 Lee and Jane Theakstone died instantly after an Audi A1 collided … Continue reading Fatal Accident Claim Comforts Grieving Family

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust: Maternity Care Claims

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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and the two individual hospitals under management are at the centre of the largest maternity scandal to ever hit the NHS. The Ockenden Report The Ockenden Review is an official investigation into maternity services at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury … Continue reading Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust: Maternity Care Claims