Litigation can be a daunting prospect for anyone. My goal is to simplify the legal jargon and take any unnecessary pressure away from my clients while achieving successful outcomes for them.
Get to Know Kirsty
Kirsty is a litigation executive and has been representing clients at Hudgells since 2013. She fully appreciates that as well as securing the maximum compensation that her clients fully deserve, successful settlements can also ensure they receive further physical and psychological treatment to ensure their recovery.
Kirsty is also experienced in supporting families with claims following the loss of a loved one due to negligent treatment and care and often supports them in obtaining a Grant of Representation.
After district nurses allowed an 84-year-old woman to develop severe pressure sores, causing her agonising pain, I secured a five-figure damages settlement.
The woman had Alzheimer’s disease and was bedbound with nurses visiting her three times a week.
It was a sad and avoidable incident but the case resulted in the NHS Trust responsible for her care admitting it had not properly assessed the patient or placed her on an appropriate mattress.
Recently, I secured a settlement for the family of a 51-year-old father who died as a result of a bowel obstruction after an ambulance crew left him at home despite his symptoms.
I felt extremely privileged to obtain an acknowledgment that something went seriously wrong, which achieved some form of closure for my client and her family.
Another of my clients was fitted with an incorrect heart device, an error which led to multiple surgical procedures, the development of sepsis and an acute kidney injury.
I was pleased that we were able to obtain an admission of liability from the NHS Trust and my client was awarded £50,000 compensation settlement that he fully deserved.
Hudgell Solicitors supports staff doing community voluntary work in office hours and I’ve helped out with the Hull and East Yorkshire cancer support charity HER Breast Friends.
I’ve also fundraised, walking 1.9 miles every day for 19 days, for ‘Martin’s Mountain’ – founded by Martin Hibbert – who survived the Manchester Arena bombing.