Andrew Yaw has dealt with a wide range of complicated medical negligence and personal injury cases on behalf of Thompsons Solicitors. During his 16-year career as a qualified solicitor, Andrew has exclusively represented claimants, rather than insurance companies, organisations or individuals who might be responsible for their injuries. Based in Manchester, Andrew has represented clients drawn from all over the North West of England.
Andrew has concentrated on clinical negligence cases in recent years, many of which have involved serious injury and sometimes death.
Andrew was involved in two cases that involved fatalities. One was a failure to treat the bacterial skin infection cellulitis, and another where medical staff had failed to remove stiches following an operation, which led to infection and septic shock.
Other cases involved failure to offer adequate treatment for acute appendicitis, which led to a perforated gangrenous appendix and peritonitis. Andrew has also dealt with cases involving dental surgeons, ophthalmologists and other specialist medical staff.
Andrew points out that Thompsons is prepared to fight on behalf of its clients even when faced with defendants with the cash and resources to place major obstacles in the way of the client’s access to justice. Andrew points to Thompsons’ insistence on exclusively representing claimants as one of the key reasons for his loyalty to the firm. He believes Thompsons enables him make a “positive difference” to those who have lost loved ones and to those who have suffered life-changing injuries. Andrew uses his experience to secure the highest possible compensation, either through negotiation or through court proceedings.
Andrew relaxes away from work by spending time with his family, in particular by watching his boys participate in sport.
Andrew's case experience
Medical negligence claim: Andrew secured compensation of £25,000 for a client who contracted pneumonia and empyema after medical staff failed to administer antibiotics to treat a chest infection. The failure left the client with a chronic chest problem.
Medical negligence claim: After prolonged periods of pain and suffering the mother of another client died after she received inadequate treatment at a hospital. The NHS denied liability despite being strongly criticised by a coroner. Andrew secured expert medical evidence in support of the claim and served legal proceedings on the NHS trust. The claim was settled shortly after.
Andrew's client said: “Thank you for your help and support in my time of need. You have been informative and consistent in pursuing on my behalf. Thank you for not giving up or giving into the other side and thank you for your continued updates and communication right through to the end. Thank you for seeing me through the whole process. It is much appreciated.”
Andrew's client said: “Excellent service in sorting out my claim. Many thanks to Andrew Yaw for all his help with my case. My accident could have been a lot worse and I am very grateful for Thompsons for getting the right result. Without your help I would have got nothing for my work related injuries. Thank you for all your support over the past few months.”
Andrew's client said: “I have found dealing with Thompsons Solicitors a very stress free experience and found their service very professional and friendly. I would not hesitate in recommending to others and I would certainly use the service again if occasion arose. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Yaw for dealing with my case.”
Andrew's client said: “The service was very good. I felt at ease all the time even at the time of the case. I was ill on the court day. I don't know how I did it but I made it through the day with a lot of help from my solicitor and my barrister. A very big thank you to you both.”
Andrew's client said: “Efficient and professional.”