Lester Aldridge has secured substantial damages for the parents of a child who sadly passed away following significant birth injuries at a Dorset maternity unit.

The case presented significant challenges and had previously been abandoned by another firm. However, assembling a new legal team, comprising a specialist clinical negligence barrister and a group of seasoned medico-legal experts in obstetrics, midwifery, neonatology, paediatric neuroradiology, and paediatric neurology, coupled with a resolute stance towards the defendants, ultimately compelled the hospital trust to concede liability despite initial denials of any wrongdoing.

Client Testimonial

The client expressed their gratitude, stating, “Both Liz and Alice worked exceptionally hard on our case, doing so with compassion and dedication. Both took us through everything step by step, constantly on hand to answer questions and provide advice and support. Their knowledge of complex medical needs of children was exemplary. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. After a very difficult journey they were successful in getting the resolution we required.”


Central to the success of the claim was the leadership of Liz Oaten, an accredited clinical negligence specialist recognised by all three national clinical negligence panels (The Law Society, AvMA, and APIL). Liz skilfully built and instructed a team of nationally respected experts, including counsel John de Bono KC, one of the country’s foremost clinical negligence barristers.

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