Nurse & Midwife Support

Nurse & Midwife Support

Nurse & Midwife Support

There are four qualified nurses / midwives who provide medical support to the Medical Law and Patients’ Rights legal team. They help the team by being involved in the investigation stages of medical cases and assist clients with explanations of any medical issues that arise.

 

Jayne Currington


Jayne is a qualified nurse who has provided support to the medical law team on the basis of her experience as a general nurse. She previously worked at a large teaching hospital acquiring experience in general medicine and surgery. Prior to leaving the NHS Jayne was employed as a sister in Accident and Emergency where she worked for 8 years. Over the past 10 years Jayne has been heavily involved in the Human Growth Hormone Litigation and the variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Compensation Scheme. Jayne is one of the team members dealing with the investigation stages of the Fetal Anticonvulsant Litigation.

Dee Cavanagh


Dee has been with the team for several years after working in the NHS for sixteen years. After working in adult nursing for five years, Dee acquired specialist experience in midwifery and neonatology. During her last seven years in the NHS, Dee worked as a neonatal intensive care sister in a large regional unit. Dee specialises in obstetric and neonatal injury cases and is also closely involved in the investigation stages of the Fetal Anticonvulsant litigation.

Nan Booth


Nan is a qualified paediatric nurse and midwife and has provided medical support to the medical law and patients’ rights team for over 10 years. Prior to joining Irwin Mitchell, she had 21 years of experience in both the NHS and private sector in the UK and abroad. Her last post in the NHS was paediatric nurse manager for 6 years. Nan specialises in paediatric and obstetric cases and is closely involved in the obstetric brachial plexus paralysis (Erb’s Palsy) cases and paediatric epilepsy claims.

Phil Cawkwell


Phil is a qualified general nurse and has provided support to the team for several years after working in the NHS for nearly thirty years. During her last six years in the hospital setting Phil worked as a senior surgical ward manager. She continues to maintain her clinical expertise by working as a District Nurse on a regular basis. Phil has acquired knowledge in all aspects of adult care such as ICU (adults and paediatrics), medicine, surgery and orthopaedics. She is closely involved in the MRSA and Elderly Care cases.