Rebecca Brown

Associate

Biography

I’m a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Southampton.

I run a mixed medical negligence case load and have experience in dealing with cases concerning:

  • brain injuries
  • delay in diagnosis of cancer
  • amputation
  • surgical negligence leading to serious bowel and bladder injuries 
  • fatal claims

I've previously acted for a number of clients who had undergone incorrect treatment for breast cancer and had unnecessary breast surgery.

I studied law at University of Exeter and went on to complete my Legal Practice Course in Guildford. I qualified as a solicitor in 2010. 

I’m also a Trustee and Director at Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Obtaining acknowledgement for my client that something has gone wrong with their medical treatment. This can be in the form of an apology or compensation. It is particularly rewarding to achieve compensation for a client which allows them to rebuild their lives and often get the rehabilitation or treatment they need in the future. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I am proud to work for a firm that places its focus on the client and their rehabilitation. I also like the fact that at Irwin Mitchell we are able to offer clients the complete package of services they may need throughout their claim, such as help with their benefits, Wills, probate and court of protection matters.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy travelling, cooking and cycling. 

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 07/11/2016
    Daughter Calls For Lessons To Be Learned After Care Home Pleads Guilty To Safety Breaches

    “We have seen with Margaret’s case that serious failings can often have catastrophic outcomes. “The issues identified in the CQC’s investigation following Margaret’s death, if allowed to continue, would have left residents at risk of harm, pressure sores and malnutrition. “While these findings come sadly too late to save Margaret, is hoped that Marlborough House can learn from these horrendous mistakes and other vulnerable residents will be spared Margaret’s fate.”

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  • 27/10/2016
    Family Urges Troubled NHS Trust To Learn From Its Mistakes As Inquest Concludes

    “The last 11 months have been an agonising wait for answers for Marion’s family. They have been haunted with questions about what happened that awful night, not least why Marion’s distressing behaviour wasn’t taken more seriously by those who had the power to help her. “This is not the first time Southern Health has faced criticism for its management of patients suffering with mental illness, but it is incredibly important to Marion’s family that, by learning lessons from her death, it could hopefully be the last. “We will now be examining the coroner’s findings following the conclusion and will be advising the family on the next steps available to them.”

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  • 15/04/2016
    Family Of Woman Who Died In Care Hope Coroner's Referral Will Prevent Further Deaths

    “Putting Dorothy into residential care was a big decision for her family, and one made to ensure she received the best possible care for her dementia in her twilight years. “Dorothy’s daughter Julie feels as though her mother was let down and has struggled to come to terms with the decision the family made which ultimately saw her admitted to Morvern Care Centre. “Dorothy’s family is still picking up the pieces after her death and is hoping that the issues highlighted by the coroner and his decision to contact the CQC, among others regarding the District Nursing Service mean others will not suffer as Dorothy did.”

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  • 16/02/2016
    Family Begins Legal Action Against Verwood Care Home Following Father’s Death

    “The Dorset CCG’s investigation into the Waypoints care home in Verwood, which highlighted staff had not received up-to-date training, is extremely concerning. “We are now investigating the care Paul received and if more could have been done to understand his changing care needs and to implement measures to reduce the number of falls he suffered. “Ultimately, we hope to provide his loved ones with the answers they need concerning the standard of care he received so that any necessary steps required to improve the services the care home offers to residents can be taken. “Sub-standard care of vulnerable elderly people should not happen, but sadly we regularly see instances where the reasonable standard of care, which loved ones expect, is not being provided.”

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