Background

Associate and senior medical negligence solicitor Madeleine covers cases across Wales and the South West of England from Thompsons Solicitors' Bristol office.

Madeleine is also the national coordinator for mesh litigation due to her experience of handling a number of high profile claims against surgeon Anthony Dixon, which resulted in Thompsons becoming an industry leader on the issue.

In 2021, Madeleine was named as a leading individual in clinical negligence by the Legal 500.

Madeleine started her career in 1998 as a paralegal and trainee solicitor focusing on personal injury and medical negligence claims, gained solicitor status in 2000, and has worked exclusively on medical negligence claims since 2009.

Handling a diverse caseload made up of high-value claims, Madeleine often represents clients who have suffered brain injuries, including cerebral palsy, child birth injuries, amputations, orthopaedic injuries, cauda equina syndrome and mesh injuries.

Madeleine also works on behalf of stroke and cancer victims whose conditions have to failed to be diagnosed or been misdiagnosed, as well as for families of people who have died due to medical negligence.

Whether handling her own caseload, overseeing the work of junior solicitors and executives or carrying out the national mesh co-ordinator role, Madeleine’s focus is on making sure all cases are thoroughly investigated so that clients who have sustained a life-changing injury are awarded the utmost compensation.

In addition, Madeleine also makes sure that, where applicable, interim payments are secured for clients who require specialist care, accommodation or rehabilitation.

Madeleine is proud of Thompsons’ close links with the Labour movement and that the firm only works on behalf of those who have been injured.

Madeleine is an accomplished sea rower who has competed in the World Gig Rowing Championships in the Isles of Scilly and encourages the next generation of sea rowers by coordinating her gig club’s youth team. Mum of two Madeleine also fundraises for, and supports, the Cerebral Palsy Plus charity where she has previously acted as chair and trustee.

 

Madeleine's case experience 

  • Supervision of over 100 clients who were operated on by surgeon Anthony Dixon, who is alleged to have botched operations where mesh was used, leaving individuals in extreme pain and suffering medical complications. 
  • Secured a six-figure settlement for a client who underwent back surgery whereupon screws were placed in the incorrect position in her back which resulted in the client sustaining foot drop and latterly became reliant on a wheelchair. 
  • Represented a client who received a delayed diagnosis of leukaemia which caused her death in a very short period of time. Her husband pursued a claim for her estate and a settlement was agreed at a joint settlement meeting which resulted in damages of £225,000 which included a claim for lost income until her retirement.
  • Secured £125,000 for a client after radiology staff misread an x-ray of his hip after he presented to hospital with hip pain when he was 12-years-old.

 

Professional membership

Madeleine is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel.

 

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