Clinical Negligence

Sarabjit 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

  • JM v X Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2021: Acting for hospital in complex 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: Appearing for hospital in case involving alleged delayed diagnosis of infection that led to drastic amputation.
  • CT v X Hospitals NHS Trust 2018: Acting for hospital in potentially high-value and medically complex case concerning alleged negligent fundoplication procedure.
  • HN v X Hospitals NHS Trust 2018: Acting for surgeon alleged to have carried out negligent bowel operation, with difficult issues on causation and quantum.
  • MS v X NHS Foundation Trust 2017: Acted for hospital in lengthy trial on issue of extent of delay in diagnosing necrotising fasciitis in an intravenous drug user; raised medically tricky issues on appropriate antibiotic medication, what ‘localising signs’ were present and what outcome would have been had disease been detected earlier.
  • 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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