Clinical Negligence

Sab has a thriving advisory and court practice in clinical negligence, where he regularly acts for claimants, doctors and hospitals in cases involving complex medical evidence and profound and high-value injuries. His work spans all areas of clinical negligence, such as delayed diagnosis of cancer and birth injury cases and also cases raising more unusual medical issues, one example being a trial on whether the rare disease of necrotising fasciitis should have been detected earlier in an intravenous drug user.

Selected Cases

  • A v X Local Health Board and Others [2022]: Acting for health board in complex multi-defendant action raising various procedural issues.
  • JM v X Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021]: Acted for hospital in complex cerebral palsy birth injury claim.
  • DG v X NHS Foundation Trust [2020]: Instructed by hospital in cerebral palsy claim alleging negligent midwifery advice.
  • LN v X GP [2019]: Acted for claimant in case concerning alleged failure to refer earlier for investigation of potential brain tumour, which resulted in patient’s death.
  • LS v X Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019]: Appeared for hospital in case involving alleged delayed diagnosis of infection that led to drastic amputation.
  • HN v X Hospitals NHS Trust [2018]: Acted for surgeon alleged to have carried out negligent bowel operation, with difficult issues on causation and quantum.
  • M v X NHS Trust [2017]: Acted for hospital in spinal injury case with radically opposing expert evidence as to consequences of timely treatment.
  • D v X Hospitals NHS Trust [2017]: Acted for claimant in Fatal Accidents and Law Reform (MP) Act claim alleging that oesophageal cancer should have been detected earlier, which raised complex histopathology issues as to state of tumour at various earlier periods of time.
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