Maya Patel has been extremely successful in taking complex clinical negligence cases from all over England and Wales.
Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, Maya is responsible for cases involving incorrect or delayed diagnosis of cancer, surgical errors, birth injuries and complications associated with rectal and vaginal implants. She also represents clients who have lost limbs, suffered orthopaedic trauma or contracted other serious conditions. Some of the cases involve a fatality.
Maya is always determined to win the highest possible compensation in the quickest time to cover future financial losses and those already incurred. The cost of the client’s rehabilitation and care needs will also be taken into account.
Maya is keen to ensure that clients, who have suffered both physical and psychological injury, are fully supported and kept abreast of all developments related to the litigation.
She is fully aware that most clients will be enduring the most stressful time of their lives and are invariably paying the penalty of someone else’s negligence.
Maya is proud to work for Thompsons because of its policy of only representing the injured party and never those who might be responsible for those injuries or for their insurance company.
Having passed her law degree and Legal Practice Course, Maya joined Thompsons in 2007 as a litigation assistant and completed her training with the firm in 2012.
In her spare time, Maya enjoys spending time with her family and describes herself as a “sporadic gym-goer”.
Maya’s case experience
Among her current cases is high profile litigation concerning the disastrous, life-changing impact of a rectal mesh implant. Grandmother Gill Hedley, of Throckley, near Newcastle, underwent the operation in 2013 and has endured constant pain ever since. Mrs Hedley says an operation to relieve her problems made the situation worse and she contracted sepsis, a life-threatening condition. Mrs Hedley is one of hundreds of women who are claiming compensation from the NHS over the after-effects of the implant operation. Mrs Hedley has had to give up her job as a full-time store manager and rarely leaves her home.
Legal 500: Thompsons Solicitors LLP has been doing some “excellent work” under the leadership of the “brilliant” Linda Millband, who is based in Birmingham. “Thorough and tenacious” senior solicitor Maya Patel remains “calm under pressure” and solicitor Spencer Knaggs is “always well prepared and is fantastic with clients.”
It (Thompsons) is handling a substantial number of claims involving catastrophic injuries (including cerebral palsy, amputations and brain injuries) and acts for some of the most influential trade unions in the country.