Matthew is a senior clinical negligence supervisor and is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Cardiff office.
As well as running his own caseload of claims from Wales and the South West of England, Matthew, who qualified as a solicitor in 2008, is a senior supervisor on Thompsons’ Medical Negligence Team.
Matthew is one of just 15 solicitors in Wales who are accredited members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel, which is only awarded to solicitors who have demonstrated outstanding expertise in clinical negligence law and consistently met the very highest of standards.
Focussing on high value clinical negligence cases, Matthew often represents clients who have sustained very serious injuries, such as multiple amputations, brain injuries (including brain injuries suffered at birth) as well as the families of those who have died as a result of negligent medical treatment. Matthew’s clients also include those seeking redress for misdiagnoses or delayed diagnoses of cancers or strokes.
Additionally, Matthew works on behalf of victims of mesh implant complications and has represented and provided support for clients, as well as their families, during inquests, which he recognises as an often painful and distressing process for those involved.
Before taking up his current position, Matthew managed a large team of clinical negligence case handlers. As part of the role, Matthew provided advice and supervision on claims pertaining to diagnosis delays for various injuries and conditions as well as for cases involving dentistry, surgical errors and claims within the purview of Wales’ NHS Redress Scheme.
Matthew is proud of Thompsons’ successful record in clinical negligence litigation and the firm’s commitment to using both the law and public campaigns to secure justice for the injured and mistreated.
When not working, Matthew can be found enjoying time with his young family, taking part in charity fundraising events and keeping fit by running half marathons.
MATTHEW’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Medical negligence claim: Matthew represented a client who suffered a delay in the treatment of a wrist fracture. The delay in undertaking treatment led to the client suffering a complicated recovery from the fracture. The client suffered continuing problems with their wrist, problems that the medical evidence showed would have been avoided with earlier treatment. The client’s continuing problems were such that they were unable to return to work. Matthew secured a six figure sum in compensation for his client.
Surgical error claim: Matthew represented a client who suffered a poor outcome following lower limb surgery. The client was left with significant mobility problems that were unlikely to improve with further treatment. It was necessary for the client to take early retirement. Matthew secured a six figure settlement for his client.
Matthew is a member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel.
A former client of Matthew’s said: “I was very pleased with everything. I cannot thank you enough. Matthew Jones was excellent. Thanks a million.”
Another of Matthew’s former clients said: “Efficient and polite. What more could you ask for?”