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Michelle Tebbutt

Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

Medical Negligence Dental Negligence Delayed Diagnosis Orthopaedic Errors Oncological Errors

Expertise

Michelle covers all aspects of medical and dental negligence work but has particular strengths and interests in supporting people in cases relating to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and orthopaedic claims relating to lower and upper limbs and the spine. Michelle is also experienced in handling claims relating to GP errors, delayed diagnosis and cases where patients have suffered harm due to surgical errors.

Michelle dealt with medical negligence claims since 2010, qualifying as a solicitor in November 2014 and joined the Hudgell Solicitors clinical negligence department in March 2015, having previously worked at another firm.

I find clinical negligence work particularly rewarding, having the opportunity to assist people that have been significantly let down by the medical professions. I really enjoy working with clients to compensate them for the pain and suffering they have endured, but perhaps even more importantly helping them to access the care and assistance they require to put them back into a similar position they were in before they were let down. Mistakes do happen, and by securing damages, and often the apology they want, we help clients to regain their trust in professionals.

Significant Cases

A case in which I represented the family of an elderly patient who died after becoming confused and drinking a bottle of hand sanitizer in hospital was part of a national review over safety on hospital wards.

The incident sparked a national safety alert as the local coroner wrote to NHS England highlighting his concerns that more deaths could be caused if changes are not made on hospital wards and lessons learned.

The case for negligence against the local trust was successful, and whilst a sad case, it was pleasing to see the issue raised at a national level to prevent similar avoidable tragedies in the future.

 I was successful in securing damages in excess of £30,000 in a cases on behalf of a two dental patients against four different dentists who all worked at the same surgery. One lady was suddenly told she had ‘widespread periodontal disease’, despite regularly attending check-ups and appointments for six years, whilst I also successfully represented a patient had been left in agony after the fitting of a fixed bridge.

As part of the cases numerous areas of concern in the treatment received by both patients of were highlighted, from the standard of care provided to the lack of information and consultation taking place

Qualifications and professional memberships

  • 2:1 (Hons) Law LLB degree
  • Legal Practice Course with distinction
  • Hull Law Society Member

"Michelle was very professional and she’s very good at what she does. From start to finish, my dealings with her were spot on and she was very polite and pleasant and made sure the hospital did not get away with it."

Michelle Tebbutt, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

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