Solicitor, Clinical Negligence
I have had experience of working with clients on many types of clinical cases. I have dealt with cases against GPs, opticians, private surgeons (especially cosmetic surgeons) as well as NHS hospitals.
I like to ensure that I am realistic with my clients from the outset and make sure I am approachable and speak in a way in which they can understand what can sometimes seem to be complex medical and legal issues.
Recent successes include cases relating to: Failure to diagnose a ruptured oesophagus, use of the wrong size of TED stocking, surgical errors during knee replacement surgery, wrongful birth, failure to diagnose gall bladder infection
I always wanted to deal with cases relating to medicine. The issues at the centre of each claim are real and interesting – we can all relate to them. Working for claimants does bring justice to those who have been let down by the medical system. It also often results in compensation awards that will significantly improve their quality of life going forward. I hope that it also maybe means that attention is drawn to poor care such that lessons are learnt within the healthcare sector.
- My degree is in Human Biology – King’s College London. I then studied at the College of Law in York for 2 years (Common Professional Exam and Law Society Finals) before starting a training contract in 1993. I qualified as a solicitor in 1995.