Clinical negligence claims are inherently complex and it’s important to understand my client’s objectives, which may not always be for financial redress.
Both they and I will want to understand why something has happened to them or a loved one, and how this can be avoided in the future.
Get to Know Caroline
Caroline qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has since specialised solely in medical negligence litigation.
She acts on behalf of clients who have suffered serious and life-changing injuries and is instructed in cases involving birth injury and still birth, brain injury, delay in diagnosis of HIV infection, delayed cancer diagnosis, spinal injury and she also represents clients with complex dependency claims in fatal accident cases.
Caroline manages a team of medical negligence lawyers from our Manchester office and her cases are regularly feature in both national and local news reports.
I secured £1,050,000 in damages for a client who required an above knee amputation as a result of a failure by his GP to recognise the symptoms of critical limb ischaemia, a condition where the blood flow is severely blocked.
To support the case, I obtained expert evidence from eight medical experts in the fields of general practice, vascular surgery, cardiology, accommodation, rehabilitation medicine, prosthetics, care and occupational therapy and forensic accountancy.
In another recent case a dependency settlement was agreed for the sum of £450,000 for the family of a man who died following a failure to recognise he had an aneurysm which required urgent treatment.
I have also received the following testimonial from another client who I represented in complex case involving a nerve injury:
‘It was only through her sheer dedication that my case, requiring the input of countless expert witnesses, was successful resolved … I am truly glad that I had Hudgell Solicitors and Caroline Murgatroyd on my side.’
As Hudgells allows us to volunteer in working hours I’ve helped with fundraising at a local charity, Stick ‘n’ Step, which supports children with cerebral palsy. In my own time I volunteer with a local wildlife rescue centre.