Areas of specialism
A wide-ranging number of clinical negligence matters including claims relating to amputation, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmic care, delay in diagnosis and care of the elderly.
Expertise and key strengths
I deal with a varied caseload of complex claims from inception right through to conclusion . I pride myself on providing an individual service to my clients by dealing with each case on its own merit and circumstance regardless of value or difficulty. The exposure of dealing with these type of cases has given me the ability to handle each case methodically, efficiently and with a clear and detailed knowledge of the procedures.
I joined Hudgell solicitors in 2010 as a graduate paralegal . I then went on to successfully complete my legal training and qualified as a solicitor in the clinical negligence department in 2013 where I have specialised in medical negligence cases ever since.
Proudest professional achievement
A career highlight was securing a settlement of £230,000 for a client who suffered from severe visual impairment in both eyes . The case involved a male client in his 70s who developed mycobacterial chest infection and was started on antibiotics including ‘ethambutol’. One of the very rare side effects of taking ethambutol medication is that it could cause optic neuropathy and visual loss.
After a few weeks of taking the medication, my client noticed symptoms of blurred vision in both eyes. Following this, he contacted his consultant at the hospital. However, contrary to medical practice my client was advised to continue taking the medication and assured that the symptoms were not related to the medication.
My client continued to take the medication until his follow up appointment, when the medication was immediately stopped. However, by that time, it was too late and sadly, my client ended up with significant and permanent visual impairment in both eyes.
I felt immense satisfaction in knowing that the compensation which my client had received would help him secure his future care needs and make his life more manageable.
Qualifications and professional memberships
- LLB with Honours
- Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice