Alexandra Scott is a prominent member of Thompsons Solicitors’ clinical negligence team, handling a wide variety of cases, with a focus on claims involving trans-vaginal tape (TVT) operations. The controversial mesh sling implants are used to treat urinary incontinence, but some women experience pain, infection, damage to organs and sexual problems following the procedure. There is a campaign for a complete ban on the technique.
She says her main focus is managing a case load of TVT mesh cases and seeking justice for women injured by these products.
Alexandra’s other cases result from medical errors - sometimes with fatal consequences - cases involving general and orthopaedic surgery, as well as delays in diagnosis of conditions such as cancer, skin conditions and brain haemorrhages.
Alexandra, whose caseload involves claims from all over London and the South East, has considerable experience in personal injury and clinical negligence work and has only ever acted for claimants throughout her career. She qualified as a solicitor in 2011 but had worked in paralegal roles since 2004.
She has worked on employer liability claims in construction on behalf of unions, but has also specialised in claims against airlines, airport authorities and ground handlers. That specialism included representing cabin crew injured aboard aircraft in multiple jurisdictions. She also worked on high value road accident claims.
At a previous firm Alexandra handled a full caseload of personal injury and clinical negligence claims while assisting two partners with their clinical negligence work involving catastrophic injury. She had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of cases, including claims where babies sustained serious injuries during birth because of a lack of oxygen, cerebral palsy cases, cosmetic surgery cases and claims involving a fatality.
Alexandra values her role at Thompsons Solicitors because it gives her the opportunity to focus on TVT claims. A vast number of women have suffered chronic pain because of the procedure and in some cases disabling injuries. Alexandra is very proud of her role at the firm.
“Slowly but surely the NHS is taking notice of the problem and have suspended use of all TVT mesh products in NHS England, “ says Alexandra.
In her spare time, Alexandra practices yoga and enjoys kayaking, both of which she took up at university. She likes to travel and go on adventure holidays, including hiking and climbing.
Alexandra's case experience
Medical negligence claim: Alexandra is dealing with a medical negligence case arising from failure to identify a particular condition and a bowel injury caused during surgery that resulted in death. She has also dealt with fatal cases including failure to diagnose a brain haemorrhage.
Hernia surgery claim: She is acting for claimants in cases involving errors made during hernia surgery leaving them with long term tissue damage. One claimant who did not receive adequate aftercare following surgery resulted in complications such as multiple blood clots.
Delayed diagnosis claims: Cases also involve claimants who have suffered injury or death after a delay in diagnosis of cancer.
Brain injury claims: Alexandra has assisted in brain injury and cerebral palsy cases that settled for seven figure sums.
Orthopaedic claims: Alexandra also acted for a claimant who sustained multiple orthopaedic trauma and crush injuries to her chest when she was a passenger in a head-on collision. The claimant had an injury to a major artery near the heart.
Personal injury claim: A Claimant suffered head and neck injuries when the aircraft encountered severe atmospheric turbulence and a large bag fell out of an overhead locker and struck her on the back of the head.
The daughter of one of Alexandra’s client’s said: “I just wanted to express my sincere thanks for assisting my dad in his compensation claim. You have always been very professional and very honest which we have appreciated throughout this process. I am truly grateful for everything you have done for my dad. We wish you every success for the future.”