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Olive Lewin settles Lithium toxicity case

Failure to monitor Lithium levels led to brain damage

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3 June 2010

Olive Lewin a partner in the clinical negligence department settled a claim recently on behalf of a client who suffered brain damage as a result of Lithium toxicity.

Our client suffered with bipolar disorder, and although he was prescribed Lithium there was a failure to monitor his Lithium levels. As a result the GP was unaware that our client was becoming increasingly ill due to Lithium toxicity. Unfortunately, our client eventually ended up on an intensive care unit (ITU) for a significant period, and was a hospital inpatient for three and a half years due to both neurological damage, and for some periods because his bipolar disorder had become unstable as he was no longer able to take and have his condition controlled by Lithium. The claim settled for £2 million.

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