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Compensation Awarded for Lithium Toxicity Case

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We acted for a client after a catalogue of errors and failure to recognise the signs of raised lithium levels resulted in chronic lithium toxicity and irreversible brain injuries.

Mr W suffered significant neurological damage as a result of the failure to provide appropriate treatment and is now confined to a wheelchair.

Pearson Solicitors, who acted for the client, said a series of mismanaged hospital visits and a lack of testing resulted in raised lithium levels, which in time became toxic leading to li>fe changing disability.

His award of £2.4 million represents a future life time of care and the adaptions he and his family will have to make to their lives.

The claim was brought against his GP, the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and recognises a breach of duty of care and causation.

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