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I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham and I have worked at Irwin Mitchell since I first trained in 2011.
I act exclusively for clients who have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence on the part of GPs, hospitals or private doctors. The cases I progress for my clients concern fatalities and injuries including serious brain damage, spinal cord injury, abdominal trauma including clients with stomas, orthopaedic injuries and delays in diagnosis of cancer.
Most clients come to us having been let down by various professionals. I find it immensely satisfying to guide clients through the legal process to find the answers and access the support they need to move on with their lives.
In my experience, most clients approach us not to obtain compensation, but to have an independent opinion in relation to the care they received and an explanation concerning the condition they find themselves in. I enjoy obtaining the answers needed to help clients come to terms with what has happened. I find it rewarding to be involved in the process of providing clients with the means to access the support, treatment and aids they crucially need. Having your health is something many of us take for granted and it is rewarding to be able to make a difference to someone’s life in such a fundamental way.
I am often moved by the stories my clients come to me with each day and I am fortunate to work for a law firm which encourages its lawyers to spend time with clients and do the very best for them. I feel privileged to be part of a team of lawyers who are the top specialists in their chosen field and have an immense amount of expertise.
I am a keen musician and outside of work, I can usually be found in a beautiful old building somewhere rehearsing or performing classical music (preferably not much younger than the building!). I spend the rest of my time traipsing around the country to visit friends and enjoy a good long walk with a reward of a glass of wine at the end of it!
“Georgina went to Kettering General Hospital thinking she was in the best possible hands. Instead her condition became so precarious her three young sons were forced to face the possibility of losing their mummy.
“The ordeal did not end when she left hospital, but has continued to this day. It has been incredibly traumatic, not just for Georgina who, because of constant pain, now struggles with tasks the rest of us might take for granted, but for her husband Geoff, and their children who have had to grow up much sooner than should be expected of any nine-year-old.
“Of course, the vast majority of hospital staff do an outstanding job in difficult circumstances, but on this occasion Georgina’s care fell well below acceptable standards.
“Georgina sincerely hopes that lessons have been learned from her experience and that the necessary improvements are made to patient safety so that other families do not have to suffer as hers has.”
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