I am an associate solicitor in the Medical Negligence team based in Birmingham. I act exclusively for clients in clinical negligence cases against NHS Trusts, private practitioners, general practitioners (GPs) and dentists. I run my own varied case load which includes cases arising from sub-standard surgery, orthopaedic injuries and delays in diagnosis.
I also specialise in cosmetic cases, and I have a particular interest in rhinoplasty, liposuction and laser hair removal cases arising as a result of sub-standard technique. My case load also includes cases involving sub-standard breast augmentations and facial surgery and I have experience dealing with claimants who have suffered recognised psychological injuries as a result of sub-standard treatment.
My case load also extends to dental cases and I have assisted claimants in cases arising out of sub-standard implant placement surgery, poorly performed veneers and the mis-management of orthodontic appliances (braces). I help claimants to achieve the financial means to rectify problems caused as a result of sub-standard treatment.
I regularly volunteer with the firm’s charity events and I have attended a number of fundraisers, charity walks and events within the local community promoting the importance of good healthcare. I also volunteer with a theatre group for young adults with special needs in Birmingham.
"Great working with Emma Wagstaff, really professional throughout the process. Overly helpful and always quick to respond to emails/messages. Would recommend."-5* Trustpilot review
"I have nothing but praise for the way my medical negligence case has been handled by Irwin Mitchell. The whole process has been managed in an extremely professional manner by Emma Wagstaff and the team. The process, as expected, was complicated and protracted and has taken three years to come to a satisfactory conclusion. I would not hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell."-5* Trustpilot review
"My solicitor Emma was excellent keeping me informed with progress but in a very approachable way. Also my barrister took on the 3 defendants with impressive ability and I felt confident she would get the best outcome for me which she did. I am incredibly grateful for finding such a good team and such a contrast to the way I was treated by those dentists who did not refer me until I insisted on a biopsy. Irwin Mitchell are to me by far the best."-5* Trustpilot review
"Emma Wagstaff was fantastic throughout my case. Emma handled my case for 5 years, She always kept me up to date, and explained all the process in great detail. Emma was very supportive in all aspects. I always felt up to date throughout my case and was fully aware what would happen next. Thankyou Emma for doing your best for my compensation claim. You are a asset to Irwin Mitchell. "-5* Trustpilot review
"’m truly impressed with the service received through the course of my, now settled, clinical negligence case, represented by solicitor Emma Wagstaff and her litigation assistant Jacqui Grover. They have been truly fantastic the whole way through, always professional, empathetic and clear. No single question of mine was left unanswered and everything was thoroughly explained, I felt completely in the loop with all proceedings. I’m very happy with the outcome and that I chose Irwin Mitchell to represent my case. " - 5* Trustpilot review