James Anderson

James joined the Clinical Negligence Team at Lime in 2013 as a Paralegal. He gained a Training Contract with the firm in 2015 and qualified in March 2017. He was promoted to Associate in 2020 and then to Legal Director in 2022. He is a Team Leader and head of the Birmingham Medical Negligence team, supervising three other Fee Earners. He manages a large caseload and deals with the full spectrum of medical negligence clams including, but not limited to; catastrophic birth injury claims, surgical errors, GP negligence, cancer delayed diagnosis, diabetic complications and negligence resulting in death. He is a member of AvMA and APIL.

James says: “I became a clinical negligence lawyer because I wanted to help people on a daily basis, and securing compensation for injured patients and improving their lives makes the job very rewarding.”

James has been a guest writer for several medical publications. Many of these include articles that focus on cerebral palsy, advice and guidance for families and individuals affected by it, and medical negligence in general. James deals with a full range of medical negligence cases involving GPs, NHS hospitals and private surgeons. He has helped many clients with a wide variety of cases, including the missed diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedic injuries, negligently performed surgery, obstetric mismanagement and brain injuries arising from negligent care.

A case involving a young mother contracting septic shock. Her GP failed to recognise the symptoms which tragically lead to her death after she was hospitalised.

A case involving an elderly lady who required ventilation to treat her pneumonia in hospital. Due to a nursing error she didn’t receive enough oxygen and suffered a brain injury.

A case involving spinal fracture of a new-born during labour resulting in tetraplegia.

A case involving the avoidable death of a young father following a missed diagnosis of a brain bleed leaving behind his wife and two young children.

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Koh Yao Yai - Thailand

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Sports mainly Crossfit, cooking (eating mainly opposed to making), being active and outside

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