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Tania Harrison

Associate Solicitor

Biography

I am an Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Sheffield.

I specialise in clinical negligence claims and inquests and have over 13 years of experience in this field. During this time, I have dealt with a wide range of complex and high value cases, including those involving children who have sustained life-changing injuries following birth, such as cerebral and Erbs palsy. I have also represented individuals who have suffered brain and spinal injuries as a result of negligent medical treatment.

I have a special interest in fatal accident claims and inquests, representing bereaved families in the Coroner’s court.

Testimonials

Named the “Associate to watch” in Chambers & Partners, who note:  "Tania garners praise in her work in inquests and is described as 'brilliant and very able'. She is experienced in cases concerning birth injuries and fatalities."

Tania shows 'Excellent judgement' and is 'extremely efficient' - Legal 500

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I wanted to enter a profession that involved helping people. I’d always had a keen interest in the law and following a period of work experience at a local solicitors practice, I decided that route was for me.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I often meet individuals at very difficult and distressing times in their lives, whether because of a life changing injury, or the loss of a loved one. Having the chance to secure not just compensation for clients and their families, but also the rehabilitation and support they need going forward makes my job very rewarding.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I work with some of the best clinical negligence lawyers in the country, who are dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for their clients.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, particularly my young son and husband. This usually involves some sort of train-related activity – my son’s obsession!

I am also a keen traveller and as I can I like to indulge this past time. 

 

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 08/11/2018
    Family Call For Lessons To Be Learned Following Sudden Death Of Well-Respected Lincolnshire GP From Undiagnosed Heart Condition

    “Michaela and the rest of the family have been left devastated by Mark’s sudden death and had a number of concerns about the care he received in the days before he died. “Sadly, the inquest has validated those concerns. The family believe that Mark was seriously let down and that much more could have been done to diagnose his condition, and more than likely prevent his death. “However, Mark was a great advocate of the NHS, so the last thing Michaela and the family want is for there to be a loss of confidence in health services. People still need to seek medical help where appropriate. “Michaela and her boys just hope that lessons are learned to ensure that no one else faces the failings that led to Mark’s death, and that no family has to go through the same intense degree of pain that they have experienced.”

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  • 28/09/2018
    Man Second Patient To Die At Sheffield Hospital After Portable Oxygen Cylinder Not Activated During Ward Transfer

    “Ronald was a devoted, husband, dad, granddad and great-grandfather and all his family are still devastated by his death. “The past months have been incredibly difficult for Ronald’s family, but we are thankful to the coroner for providing the family with the vital answers they needed with regards to Ronald’s death. “During the course of our investigations it was established that it was the second time in just over 12 months a patient had died at Northern General Hospital after a portable oxygen tank was not switched on during the ward transfer of a patient. “This combined with the fact there has been more than 400 other incidents across the country over three years is incredibly worrying. We believe this highlights a lack of training among staff. Therefore it is vital hospital trusts take swift action to put appropriate measures in place to ensure that a repeat of these incidents does not happen again. “Ronald’s death and the inquest findings are an important reminder that the NHS must always put patient safety first.”

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  • 04/07/2018
    Girl Died After Hospital Missed Opportunities to Investigate High Heart Rate

    This is an incredibly tragic case and, more than a year after Simra’s death, Akbar, Nighat and the rest of the family remain understandably devastated by the loss of a much-loved daughter, sister and niece. “Simra’s family had a number of concerns about the way she was treated in the days before her death, and sadly, the findings of the NHS Trust’s own internal investigation and the inquest validates these concerns. On behalf of the family we welcomed the NHS Trust’s apology, made to the family after the inquest, for the failings in the care which they provided to Simra. “Whilst nothing can make up for Simra’s death we are pleased that the NHS Trust has identified opportunities to improve care, including through staff training and introducing guidelines around diagnosing and treating high heart rates. We now call on the Trust to ensure it implements these measures at all times so other families don’t have to suffer the heartache that Akbar, Farzana and the rest of the family have endured following Simra’s death."

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