Clinical Negligence

Suzanne is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in a wide variety of cases arising from allegations of clinical negligence. She acts in both low-value cases as well as high-value cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries (for example, cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, neurological injuries, loss of fertility, IVF and surrogacy, and delayed diagnosis of cancer). She has experience with complex legal issues such as contributory negligence, apportionment between Defendants, fatal accident claims, consent, and secondary victim claims.

She deals with cases relating to both liability and quantum at the drafting and advisory stage as well as in settlement negotiations. She has trial experience in both the county courts as well as the High Court and she has significant experience of procedural hearings and applications at the interlocutory stage.

Selected Cases

  • Ledsham v NHS Foundation Trust (2020): Defended against claim alleging failures to appropriately investigate and diagnose TB.
  • MXW v 2 NHS Foundation Trusts (2020): Birth injury claim. For the Claimant.
  • Jama v J Kuye and 12 others (2020): Junior Counsel for tetraplegic Claimant seeking damages for alleged failures in primary and hospital care.
  • ARB v IVF Hammersmith Ltd & R [2018] EWCA Civ 2803: Supreme Court refused to grant appeal for claim of wrongful conception.
  • Bellv Ashford & St Peters Hospital NHS Trust (2016) Lawtel  28/7/2016
  • Amelia Kate Garcia (By Her Litigation Friend Paula Garcia) v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust[2006] EWHC 2062 (QB)
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