Sarah is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Medical Negligence Team and is based in Manchester.
Covering cases across the North West of England, Sarah has more than six years experience as a solicitor and handles a mixture of fast track (under £25,000) and multi track (between £25,000 and £100,000) clinical negligence claims.
Running cases from initial instruction to conclusion, Sarah handles claims for mis-diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, amputations, surgical errors and medication and prescription errors as well as negligence within accident and emergency, gynaecological and dental settings.
Sarah also has experience handling industrial disease cases including asbestos-related conditions, hand arm vibration syndrome, noise induced hearing loss and work-related upper limb disorders.
A compassionate and tenacious litigator, Sarah is motivated by being able to help vulnerable clients who have experienced suffering or trauma as a result of medical negligence.
Sarah loves to exercise, regularly sees a personal trainer and has her sights set on raising money for charity by taking part in a half marathon.
SARAH’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Clinical negligence claim: Sarah represented a man whose foot had to be amputated after a delayed diagnosis and treatment for a necrotic gangrenous toe. The amputation had a huge physical, mental and financial impact on the man’s life and he was unable to continue his role as a support worker for underprivileged children. Liability was denied by the NHS Trust in question, which indicated it would proceed to trial. Sarah pushed the trust to settle as soon as possible, however, and she secured a six figure settlement for her client.
Clinical negligence claim: Sarah’s client underwent an operation to insert TVT tape and suffered a perforated bladder. This is a known risk during the TVT tape operation and so is not considered negligent. The surgeon, however, failed to spot the perforation and it was subsequently discovered three days after the operation. Sarah’s client became incontinent and required further treatment. After the NHS Trust involved denied liability, Sarah threatened to issue court proceedings and secured a settlement of £10,000 for her client.
Sarah‘s former client said: “Sarah kept me updated throughout the claim, reassured me and addressed any concerns that I had. She helped to keep me calm at what was a very stressful time when I was in and out of hospital.”
Another of Sarah’s former clients said: “Sarah was very thorough and took the time to go through the medical evidence with me, paragraph by paragraph. Ultimately the expert was unsupportive and I was unable to claim compensation but I was pleased with the way Sarah handled the case.”