An acute trust is being sued by the former manager of its litigation department.
Rosemary Graves claims that her pleas for help with a 'horrendous' workload at Leicester Royal Infirmary were ignored by managers.
Ms Graves, 44, was signed off sick in 1997, three years after being appointed, and eventually retired on the grounds of ill-health. She claims her workload led to depression, which ended her career.
A spokesperson for Leicester Royal Infirmary trust said: 'We can confirm that legal action has been lodged by solicitors working on behalf of Ms Graves, and the trust has responded via its insurers.' The trust has declined to comment further because of the legal action.