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Lindsay Tomlinson (nee Gibb) is a Partner in the Medical Negligence team and works in the Birmingham office. She has worked with Irwin Mitchell since 2001 and has over 10 years' experience in clinical negligence claims.
Lindsay has particular expertise in fatal claims acting for families whose loved ones have tragically died as a result of negligent medical care due to a delay in diagnosis, during surgery or shortly after giving birth. She has particular expertise in inquest representation. She understands the sensitivity of such claims and the importance of ensuring the families are properly represented with compassion and sensitivity at a difficult time in their lives.
Lindsay also specialises in claims relating to gallbladder surgery and acts for many patients who have suffered an injury during surgery to remove the gallbladder including negligent injuries to the bile duct, injuries to the bowel and fatalities following such surgery.
Lindsay is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. A Fellow is described by APIL as "an experienced practitioner who has a high level of technical expertise in personal injury law and who is recognised by his or her peers as being in a position of professional and intellectual leadership in the field of personal injury law".
Lindsay has acted for a number of women who have suffered a delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer and has acted for a number of women who have suffered advanced cervical cancer as a consequence of mis-read cervical smears or delays in referral leading to the need for otherwise avoidable chemo-radiotherapy and tragically, in some circumstances, avoidable death
Other areas of expertise include obstetric claims with notable cases including a £5.2m settlement for a teenager whose brain was starved of oxygen when he was just a day old, a case which attracted national press interest. Lindsay also successfully represented a young man at trial in a landmark case in which he was able to bring his birth injury claim out of time (Jonathon Khairule v North West Strategic HA  EWHC 1357).
Lindsay enjoys the challenge of dealing with the complexities of the law in order to get answers, and most importantly apologies, for families. She is dedicated to fighting fearlessly for patients to get answers in the most difficult of circumstances and the compensation they are entitled to in order to be able to continue with their lives.
“I feel so lucky to have had such a skilled lawyer and also such a warm and genuinely caring person guiding me through this process”.
“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support, guidance and understanding. You have been professional in handling ourselves and my claim. I would most certainly recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in this difficult situation”.
“I really do not know how I would have got through this without you. You have gone above and beyond your duties and I am truly grateful for this. This has been a difficult era of my life but one you have eased”.
“Thank you for all your help, guidance and support. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for changing my life for the better”.
“We are both extremely grateful for everything you have done for us and could not have wished for better representation”.
“This is a tragic case where the lack of a proper process for reviewing blood results by hospital staff has ended in devastating circumstances.
“Subsequent investigations have found that Rob was badly let down and his death could have been avoided – something that has been incredibly difficult for his family to try to come to terms with.
“While we appreciate that A&E staff face challenges and pressures it is vital that the highest standards of care are upheld at all times to protect patients.
“We now call on the Hospital Trust to ensure it learns lessons so others do not have to endure that pain that Maggie and the rest of the family have following Rob’s death.”
“Stephen and Caroline were understandably devastated by what happened and it has been life-changing for them both. Stephen was fit and active before the hip surgery and assumed that a few weeks after the operation he would be recovering and back at work.
“Sadly mistakes were made which where wholly avoidable and Stephen will now need daily care and support for the rest of his life. Although no amount of money will ever turn back the clock for Stephen, we are pleased to be able to secure a fair settlement to provide Stephen with the financial support he requires to pay for adaptations to his house as well as the special equipment, care and rehabilitation needed to help rebuild his life.”
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