Amy Firth

Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

Surgical Errors Delayed Diagnosis Orthopaedic Injuries Prescription Errors

Expertise

I have worked in the legal sector since 2012, initially working for a Hull based firm, mostly in their personal injury department. In January 2014, I moved to another firm based in Yorkshire dealing with clinical negligence matters. I initially worked as a Paralegal assisting senior solicitors, before being allocated my own caseload to manage alongside continuing to assist on more complex matters. I qualified as a Solicitor in November 2018. I currently manage my own mixed caseload and deal with various different types of cases, such as orthopaedic claims, fatal claims, delays in diagnosis, surgical errors and prescription errors.

My View

I enjoy working in clinical negligence as it gives me an opportunity to help people understand what has happened and why. Even if a case is not successful, I like to think that by investigating the events, we have been able to answer some questions clients may have about their treatment and whether a poor outcome could have been avoided. I try to support all types of clients during their journey by taking the time to listen to a client’s concerns and ensuring these are addressed during the legal process.

Significant Cases

I have achieved a speedy settlement on a case relating to a delay in diagnosis, where due to the co-operation of the other party, we managed to settle a case within a matter of months of the client coming to us. Although this is not always possible, as much does depend on the other party, in this instance it really did help the client to move on from what had happened to them. It shows what can be achieved when the parties work together to obtain a good outcome for the injured patient.

I have also been instructed on a number of cases where families have sadly lost their loved ones, due to poor care. Cases involving the death of a patient are always difficult to investigate, as the family have already been through so much. Cases of this nature are never about financial gain, but always about finding out what has happened, so that the family can feel they have obtained justice for their relative.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • 2:1 (Hons) Law LLB degree.
  • Legal Practice Course with distinction.

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