Sukhdev has a wide range of legal experience, having previously take cases involving personal injury, accidents at work and industrial diseases, but currently specialises in medical negligence claims associated with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operations. The procedure involves a mesh sling implant used to treat urinary incontinence which sometimes occurs after childbirth. There is a campaign for it to be banned after some patients suffered pain, infection, organ damage and sexual problems following the operation.
Sukhdev has considerable knowledge of legal practice as it applies to medical negligence in the field of gynaecology, particularly TVT operations, colporrhaphy, rectopexy, and sacrocolpopexy.
It is Sukhdev’s job to consider whether the treatment was suitable for the patient and whether she was given the appropriate advice on which to base a decision to go ahead with the operation. Her job involves meeting clients, listening to their experiences and assessing whether a claim for clinical negligence is viable. Her research also includes investigating medical records and consulting medical specialists.
Sukhdev has a reputation for being approachable, knowledgeable and single-minded in her pursuit of justice for those who have suffered from medical malpractice in general and women who have suffered as a consequence of TVT procedures in particular. As part of her brief Sukhdev has also dealt with misdiagnosis of cancer cases, brain injury and neurological damage.
Sukhdev believes in keeping clients fully briefed about the progress of their claims and in securing the highest possible compensation in the shortest time possible.
In her spare time Sukhdev loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters.
A client suffered a brain haemorrhage after surgery on her nose because of medical negligence. Sukhdev ran a successful case for clinical negligence against the medical staff responsible.
Sukhdev secured substantial damages for a client who lost the sight in one eye after botched treatment by the NHS.
Sjukhdev won an appeal at the High Court confirming a judgement that the University of East Anglia had been negligent in failing to provide plumber John Spalding with a non-slip mat when working on a wet carpet. The High court also decided that the appellant’s risk assessment had been inadequate.
Sukhdev secured £35,000 in damages for a client who fell from a ladder while cleaning and painting a machine at work. The ladder slipped and he fell several metres to the floor, breaking his leg in two places. He eventually returned to work but could only perform light duties so the accident also resulted in lost earnings.
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