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Sam Thompson

Legal Executive, Clinical Negligence

Medical Negligence Surgical Errors Pharmaceutical Errors Complex Stroke Claims Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

Expertise

Sam represents people in a wide range of clinical negligence cases including surgical and pharmaceutical errors to complex stroke and cancer delay cases.

He has particular interest in oncology and neurology-related cases and often works for vulnerable clients, such as protected parties, who are otherwise unable to manage their own matters and affairs. M and represents families on behalf of patients who have passed away.

Sam is also a member of Hudgell Solicitors’ Compliance Team, working on legal compliance, data protection and regulatory matters– reporting directly to and advising the legal and operation team management group.

I feel one of my key strengths is my ability to simplify the law and legal procedure, making what can often be quite complicated easy for my clients to understand.

I have the ability to review and simplify complex evidence and to understand the real issues quickly.  I have detailed knowledge of civil procedure and litigation.

I like working on cases in which there is complex evidence and when there is an important issue to be argued. Such cases are not only of importance to those directly involved, but also to people in the future who find themselves in similar positions.

Significant cases

I have had a number of experiences which have shaped me as a qualified Lawyer.I secured a significant settlement for a grandmother whose delayed cancer diagnosis resulted in a period of pain and suffering, complicated emergency surgery and the requirement for an irreversible stoma.  The case was defended but after lengthy argument it was resolved in my client’s favour.  The damage changed my client’s life and it was satisfying to solve the case, and to some extent bring some normality for her.

My proudest professional achievement was successfully representing the estate of a gentlemen who passed away after being diagnosed with cancer. The cancer was not detected for a number of years despite a revealing test result. Independent expert witnesses were able to show that the cancer should have been detected sooner and that had been detected sooner surgical excision would have cured it.  The deceased would still be alive, supporting his wife and two children.  The case settled for a significant six figure sum.  It was extremely rewarding to help support and rebuild the family’s lives.

Career, qualifications and memberships

Sam is a Fellow of the Chartered Legal Executives, having qualified in November 2016, two years after joining Hudgell Solicitors.

  • Law degree (LLB with honours)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

"Sam at Hudgell Solicitors has been lovely and so helpful. He’s always around to speak to me and has always listened."

Sam Thompson, Legal Executive, Clinical Negligence

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