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I head the Medical Negligence team in the Manchester office. I specialise in clinical negligence, acting for people with serious injury, mainly brain and spinal injury, involving adults and children and claims arising following the death of a loved one. I have also developed a special interest in stillbirths and have valuable experience of psychiatric clinical negligence cases. During the years I have been practising as a solicitor I have achieved over £25 million in compensation for my clients.
Lindsay's team were short listed for the Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year at the Manchester Law Society Legal Awards, 2010.
Lindsay is a "very able litigator" - Legal 500 2016
Lindsay is "adept at brain and spinal injury cases" - Legal 500 2014
Lindsay is "analytical and very client friendly, and manages expectations realistically and sensitively" - Legal 500 2013
I love medicine but am not great with blood. Being a clinical negligence solicitor is the next best thing. Also, my mum suffered injury as a result of medical treatment when I was quite young. I was interested in the legal aspects. As a result, during my school holidays I went into the firm of solicitors who acted for her to get a feel for what the job was like and loved it. I've never looked back.
I like helping people, whether it is through achieving a good settlement that will make a client's life better in the future or helping a client to understand why there may have been no negligence in relation to the treatment they received.
It’s a friendly environment to work in with us all having the same interest at heart, namely our clients. It is also a firm that looks after its employees.
Like most parents, bringing up my 2 children who are 9 and 4 takes up most of my time out of the office. If I manage to find time for myself I like to curl up with a good book and occasionally opt to exercise.
The sheer number of patients who have been misdiagnosed at the hospitals controlled by the Pennine Acute NHS Trust over the last five years is a huge concern.
“While it is welcome that processes have been implemented to enable staff to report failings and an internal review was triggered, it is absolutely vital steps are taken to prevent these kind of incidents occurring in the first place.
“Patient safety should always be the top priority, particularly when dealing with cancer, a disease where time is of the essence. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can play a crucial role in the chances of recovery and survival. The review has found that some patients have suffered harm as a result of misdiagnosis and it is of paramount importance that they are provided with answers as to how this serious incident occurred.
“We welcome the investigation currently being carried out and hope that any failings are identified and resolved quickly to reassure both those patients affected and those remaining patients being treated at these hospitals.
The issues highlighted by the Care Quality Commission at Tameside General Hospital are extremely worrying and it is vital that the management and staff examine the failings identified and take action to ensure standards are improved quickly.
“Our work on behalf of patients who are not provided the appropriate care when they need it means we understand the consequences such issues can have, so it is important the failings at the hospital are tackled immediately.
“The quality of patient care should be the top priority and a key part of this is taking positive steps to ensure the problems are resolved and standards reach the correct levels.”
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