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I specialise in medical negligence and personal injury claims, predominately as a result of road traffic accidents.
As a result of having a dual specialism, I also deal with claims arising from an accident with subsequent negligent medical treatment whilst at hospital.
I predominately act for clients that have sustained brain damage or spinal injuries, either as a result of medical negligence or personal injury. However, I also deal with a number of cases involving obstetrics and gynaecological issues, delay in diagnosis, and negligent surgical treatment.
My main focus for each and every claim is to help my clients secure the funding that they need to pay for ongoing treatment and support. I find this extremely rewarding as it really does make a difference to every client's life.
When clients approach us, it is often at a time of crisis. This can be an extremely difficult period for the client and their family, but at Irwin Mitchell we understand this and from the very outset, our focus in on providing help, support and treatment whilst the case is ongoing, which can really make a difference to our clients' recovery.
I enjoy working at Irwin Mitchell as the focus is on rehabilitation. In our department, we also have the benefit of being supported by our colleagues in Court of Protection, public law and employment, which are often key issues that are intertwined with a personal injury claim.
“This is a heart-breaking case that had devastating consequences for a young couple very much looking forward to welcoming home their first child. Their determination in pushing for an inquest was crucial in ensuring that the cause of death was properly investigated and without legal action it may have been incorrectly recorded as a stillbirth.
“The findings of the Serious Untoward Incident Report into the circumstances leading up to Jake Junior’s death were shocking, and it is crucial that the recommendations are taken on board as soon as possible to reduce the risk of similar incidents in future.
“Jake Junior’s tragic death has had a significant impact on both Danielle and Jake as those initial moments following the birth were extremely traumatic. We are now focused on bringing their legal battle for answers to a conclusion so that they can both finally begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.
“We see cases every day from all across the country where mistakes made during births have had devastating consequences and it is crucial that lessons are learned from these to improve care in future.”
The injuries Mrs Downs suffered to her legs and stomach were truly horrific and left her in a tremendous amount of pain.
“She was admitted to Maidstone Hospital for end of life care following a fall that resulted in a brain haemorrhage and Valerie thought her mum was in the safest place possible. She has understandably found it very hard to come to terms with the fact that this was not the case and her suffering was worsened by the actions of hospital staff.
“Whilst Mrs Downs death was unrelated to the burn, her family still wanted to know how it was possible for her to suffer such a horrific injury and why she was left without treatment for so long.
“We support Valerie in her calls to the Trust to confirm that standards have improved and the action plan has been implemented so that other vulnerable patients are not at risk.”
Mr Thind suffered a devastating brain injury as a result of the road traffic collision that has left him needing 24-hour care.
“His family have shown devotion and dedication in providing this level of support but it is simply not sustainable. The settlement agreed at the High Court today means they can employ dedicated, specialist carers to help with Mr Thind’s everyday needs.
“It will also fund specialist rehabilitation such as speech therapies and physiotherapies to help with his ongoing recovery and improve his independence. Our specialist in-house Court Of Protection (COP) team will now work to manage the funds accordingly.
“Due to Mr Thind having no recollection of the incident and the police finding insufficient evidence to prosecute this was a difficult case, so much so that another law firm took it on but then decided not to pursue it further as they feared being unable to achieve a settlement.
“We are delighted for the family that we had the opportunity to push forward with the case resulting in the settlement being approved at court today.”
This was a horrific crash that has seen a man who was in the prime of his life robbed of his independence and struggling to come to terms with the fact his life will never be the same again.
“Robert’s family have shown huge dedication, patience and love by helping him with his recovery. The accident has had a huge impact on their lives as well as his, but to give him the best possible chance of one day being able to live independently and try and build a family of his own, he needs specialist support.
“The settlement means Robert can finally look to the future and gives his family peace of mind that he will always have access to the best possible care and rehabilitation services.
“Robert’s injuries show the horrendous consequences that can occur by drivers getting distracted by their mobile phone and prove that the current laws to prevent drivers using them are in place for a reason.”