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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.
“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.”
“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.”
“The volume of Isle of Wight care homes being graded as ‘inadequate’ by the CQC is, quite frankly, staggering. There are also a number of other care homes on the island that have been rated as ‘requiring improvement’.
“Clearly steps need to be taken by these care homes to quickly improve their standards, particularly as residents on the island are limited in their choice of care home as they do not want to relocate to the south coast.
“It is absolutely vital these issues are addressed as a matter of urgency and care provided to the elderly is improved. We have seen through our work the devastating impact sub-standard residential care can have on individuals, as well as their families, who trust their loved ones will receive the highest standard of care.
“Understandably the recent spate of ‘inadequate’ ratings on the island will cause concern among those considering using care home services and it is vital these people are reassured that every possible step is being taken to correct any care failings.”
“The past year has been an absolute nightmare for Brenda and her life has been turned upside down by the amputation. Sadly the NHS Trust’s lawyers are yet to admit formal liability despite medical staff apologising for several mistakes in a letter to the couple back in January.
“It’s disappointing that despite there being what appear to be clear errors in this case, the NHS Trust is yet to respond to our legal letter, dragging the matter out for Brenda and Philip and preventing them from getting the extra specialist support they need to help them come to terms with what had happened.
“Any amputation is obviously a major event for those involved and they deserve answers as to what went wrong and why, as well as a fair settlement to help them get the necessary rehabilitation Brenda needs, and any equipment or adaptations for her home which may help her to get around more easily.”