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Sharon Lam

Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence Cerebral Palsy Erbs Palsy Cancer Misdiagnosis Meningitis Misdiagnosis Orthopaedic Injury Personal Injury

Expertise

Sharon joined Hudgell Solicitors London office in October 2019 and is a specialist in both clinical negligence and personal injury.

She handles a wide variety of cases, but has extensive experience in supporting people who have faced life-changing circumstances due to errors made by healthcare professionals.

She has particular expertise in cerebral palsy and erbs palsy claims arising out of perinatal and neo-natal negligence; misdiagnosis of cancer claims, cases relating to the failure to diagnose meningitis as well as orthopaedic claims.

Sharon has represented many families in hearings and inquests, having expertise with regards to the impact of the Human Rights Act with regards to clinical negligence cases.

She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a Solicitor Advocate having higher rights of audience in all civil matters. She provides accredited CPD seminars and training via MBL for lawyers on clinical negligence related topics.  She is recognised in Legal 500 (2017/18) as a ‘tenacious’ associate ‘who will pursue any meritorious claim with vigour’.

I am passionate about ensuring people who suffer as a result of clinical negligence have the support they fully deserve through legal representation, from the damages they receive to compensate for their injuries to benefitting from dedicated care plans and home adaptations which are made to make life more comfortable. We also believe that as lawyers we play a crucial role in our work in helping healthcare professionals to learn and improve.

We ask the questions that need to be asked, investigate where perhaps admissions of errors are not forthcoming, and uncover details which are crucial to firstly help our clients get answers, but also ensure future care can be improved.

Significant Cases

I acted for 30 patients and their families against a local hospital and surgeons relating to negligent treatment which led to catastrophic injury and death. A subsequent investigation revealed serious failings in governance and management systems at the Trust involved, and serious failings by the surgeons also. Poor surgical standards were uncovered, as were issues such as the failure to obtain consent from patients for treatment, and even the failure of the Trust to investigate complaints raised by the hospital’s own whistle blowers.

Significant damages settlements I have secured include £4.8m for a cerebral palsy client, £3.8m for a father of three children who sustained tetraplegia, a £2.5m lump sum plus £120,000 rising to £150,000 per year for life for a brain injury client and £1.5 million for a client who sustained a below knee amputation.

I have also been involved in group action litigation involving Gulf War syndrome, Myodil myelogram, PPI breast implant and DePuy hip prostheses.

Career, qualifications and memberships

  • Deputy District Judge
  • Member of APIL and Solicitor Advocate
  • Law Degree – LLB, LLM

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