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I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Leeds.
I have experience in running a broad range of clinical negligence claims and have overseen cases involving delays in diagnosis of cancer, cerebral palsy, birth injuries, amputations and surgical errors.
I studied law at Newcastle University and completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP in Leeds. I then moved to London where I undertook my training contract and started working as a solicitor, specialising in clinical negligence law. I then moved back to Yorkshire and joined Irwin Mitchell in May 2015.
A close family member had a brain injury following a bicycle accident and although fortunately he made a good recovery, I was inspired to help those who require assistance as a result of negligence.
When clients come to us, unfortunately they have often had a very difficult time. I enjoy getting answers for my clients about what went wrong and helping them to achieve compensation to improve their quality of life.
Irwin Mitchell has a fantastic team of solicitors, who are not only specialists in the field of medical negligence but are genuinely passionate about what they do.
I enjoy walking and cycling in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, snowboarding, eating out and spending time with friends and family.
“This loss has been absolutely heartbreaking for Leigh and Marc, their children and their families.
“We welcome the Trust’s admission of liability and willingness to settle this case. We hope that lessons have been learned from this tragic incident to prevent other families from suffering in this way.
“Of course all of this has sadly come too late for Leigh and Marc and although nothing can turn back the clock, we hope they can now begin to move on with their lives as much as possible.”
“The failures to prescribe antibiotics at the crucial time have clearly had a massive and devastating impact on Natasha as she has had to rethink the plans she had for her family and her working life.
“Natasha has undergone a number of invasive and complex surgeries to correct the problems caused by the failure to administer antibiotics following her C-section. Understandably, the prospect of surrogacy in the future, rather than conceiving children naturally, has caused a great deal of stress and anxiety for Natasha and Jamie.
“Natasha was in a great deal of pain for some time after each of the operations she has been through and the ordeal has also had a psychological impact on her and her family. The Trust has admitted liability for the problems Natasha has faced, which has come as a relief to her, but she is also keen to ensure the Trust learns from this incident and puts steps in place so that this doesn’t happen to anybody else.”
“Tracy’s family have been left completely devastated by her sudden death and are still coming to terms with what has happened.
“Her surgery should have been delayed as she was not stable enough to have an operation. The NHS Trust has admitted if the surgery had been delayed, she would have survived.
“We hope that lessons can be learned by staff at the hospital to ensure critical mistakes like this when treating people with Crohn’s disease do not happen again to any other families.
“The fair settlement will go towards ensuring that her family, especially her husband and her two children, have financial support and protection in the future.”
“David’s family have been left absolutely heartbroken following his death. He was a very active man and his health suddenly declined in August 2010.
“David went to his GP several times complaining of blood in his stools, weight loss and lethargy. When he was admitted to hospital he was severely dehydrated and should have had a thorough assessment by the doctors, taking into account his persistent abdominal symptoms.
“Our expert medical evidence suggests that due to his declining condition, David should have been examined by a specialist gastroenterologist he should have been prescribed steroids and intravenous fluids which would have improved his condition and he would have survived.
“We are pleased that we have been able to secure a settlement for David’s family, despite not receiving any admissions of liability from the Trust. We now hope that lessons can be learned from his tragic death.”
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