Nelsons Secures Over £100m In Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Damages

Nelsons PI Medical Negligence

Our dedicated and specialist team of personal injury and medical negligence solicitors has recovered £101.3 million in damages for clients in the last 12 months to June 2023. It marks the most successful year on record for the team of 21, which works across our three offices based in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.

Lisa Preece, Partner and head of our team, said:

“Our focus continues to be on achieving justice for our clients who have been affected by often severe and complex injuries from accidents, or due to negligence by healthcare providers.

“We deal with claims that arise from a broad cross-section of circumstances, ranging from relatively simple injuries, up to the most catastrophic cases where the impact has been life-changing and the damages awarded can be in seven figures.

“This achievement is a real milestone for our department, with each team member playing a crucial role in helping to compensate clients and supporting them to get their lives back on track.”

The past year saw the department cover several high-profile inquests arising out of negligence as well as supporting families who have been approached to take part in the Nottingham Maternity Review by Donna Ockenden.

These cases include women who have been refused a caesarean section or experienced traumatic deliveries resulting in harm to either the baby or mother or in some cases both. Many of these claims are very complex, requiring a specialist understanding of the area.

Carolle White has been heavily involved in some of these cases and was this year promoted to Legal Director. Our team has recently also welcomed solicitor, Hannah Manewell.

Lisa added:

“We hit a record-breaking £25 million in damages for clients between May 2019 and May 2020 – to say we have now increased that figure four times over is testament to the hard work of everyone in the team and our commitment to clients. I’d like to say thank you to the whole department and I look forward to seeing what the next year brings for us.”

Our Chief Executive, Stewart Vandermark, said:

“The personal injury and medical negligence team has had an outstanding year driven by their passion and dedication to clients. The specialist legal services we offer at Nelsons ensure we can empower clients dealing with some of the most complex situations, giving them a voice, and helping them seek justice and to move forward. The success of Lisa and her team has been down to tremendous hard work and I congratulate them on their achievement.”

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