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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:
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.
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.
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.
I enjoy travelling, cooking and cycling.
“Sepsis is a devastating condition which affects 150,000 people every year in the UK, resulting in 44,000 deaths. This number of people dying or, like Michael, suffering life-changing injuries from sepsis in the UK is extremely troubling as the condition can be treated by a course of antibiotics if diagnosed quickly.
“We have seen numerous cases where the symptoms of sepsis have not been spotted or where patients have not been started on treatment soon enough. This has a devastating impact on them, and for the family and friends of those who lose their lives as a result.
“It’s Michael’s case that not diagnosing sepsis early enough changed his life forever and although nothing can turn back the clock, a fair settlement will mean he will be able to fund suitable prosthetics throughout his life and the on-going rehabilitation he requires.
“Through our close work with The UK Sepsis Trust we have seen the urgent need to promote the signs of sepsis and provide early care in the UK."
“Both Kirsti and Adam were concerned about the amount of time it took to spot her cervical cancer which is why they have asked us to investigate the care she received.
“If caught early enough, cancer can be a treatable disease which is why it is vital that it is diagnosed as early as possible. Hopefully by speaking out about Kirsti’s tragic death, it will raise awareness of the importance of smear tests as too many people are being affected by cervical cancer.”
“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.”
“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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