Medical negligence specialist Sarah has more than six years experience as a solicitor and handles cases across the North of West of England.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester branch, Sarah has a mixed clinical negligence caseload made up of fast track (under £25,000) and multi track (between £25,000 and £100,000) claims.
Sarah deals with cases from inception to completion and represents those who have suffered missed and delayed diagnoses, surgical errors, amputations, prescription and medication errors and negligent gynaecological, dental and accident and emergency treatment.
In addition, Sarah also has experience litigating on behalf of claimants who have contracted industrial diseases such as work-related upper limb disorder, hand arm vibration syndrome, asbestos-related conditions and noise induced hearing loss.
A determined and empathetic solicitor, Sarah’s favourite aspect of her job is assisting vulnerable clients who have suffered trauma or injury because of medical negligence move forward with their lives.
Sarah loves to keep fit, has regular appointments with a personal trainer and is planning on raising money for charity by running a half marathon.
SARAH’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Clinical negligence claim: Sarah’s client had his foot amputated because the diagnosis and treatment of a necrotic gangrenous toe was delayed. The claimant had to give up his job as a support worker for underprivileged children because of the amputation, which had a massive impact on his physical, mental and financial wellbeing. The NHS trust involved denied liability and indicated that the case would proceed to trial. Despite this, Sarah secured a six figure settlement for her client before court proceedings began.
Clinical negligence claim: Sarah represented a client who suffered a perforated bladder following an TVT tape operation. Bladder perforation is a known risk during the insertion of TVT tape and it’s occurrence is not considered negligent. The perforation was not spotted by the surgeon during the operation, however, and was not discovered until three days later. The claimant suffered incontinence and required additional treatment as a result. Although the NHS Trust in question denied liability, it settled the case for £10,000 after Sarah threatened to issue proceedings.
Sarah’s former client said: “Sarah was very thorough and took the time to go through the medical evidence with me, paragraph by paragraph. Ultimately the expert was unsupportive and I was unable to claim compensation but I was pleased with the way Sarah handled the case.”
Another of Sarah’s former clients said: “Sarah kept me updated throughout the claim, reassured me and addressed any concerns that I had. She helped to keep me calm at what was a very stressful time when I was in and out of hospital.”