- Maternal birth injuries
- Brain haemorrhage
- Dental claims
- Undiagnosed fractures
- Pressure sores
- Urological injury
- Mismanagement of medication
- Misdiagnosis of cancer
- Delayed diagnosis
Sharon is an Associate Member of CILEX acting exclusively for claimants in relation to medical negligence claims under the supervision of a Partner.
She has been a key part of the clinical team for the past 20 years and initially assisted solicitors with a range of complex cases before progressing to managing her own case load.
In addition to handling her own caseload, she applies her procedural knowledge, costs expertise and medical training to handle the initial contact from her clients, helping them with complaints and obtaining medical records. In addition, Sharon supports the families while preparing for Inquests including attending the pre-trial hearings in both clinical negligence and personal injury fatal accident claims. She takes pride in developing good relationships with her clients and is always happy to take time to discuss any concerns they may have.
Sharon also works closely with Rachel Pearce and Julie Hatton on the high-value clinical negligence claims with current values of £2,000,000 – £5,000,000, handling different aspects of the quantum of these claims, drafting witness statements and helping to prepare the evidence for and drafting Schedules of Loss.
She has settled a number of cases by herself.
Securing compensation for an elderly client following a misdiagnosis of cancer and unnecessary treatment, including a bone marrow transplant. £10,000.
Obtaining compensation for a widower following a negligent delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer for his late wife. Had she received treatment, her life expectancy would have been extended by seven months and she would have avoided the pain and suffering up to her death. £25,000.
Advised and obtained compensation for the estate of the deceased, who had suffered a number of preventable falls while in hospital. The Trust failed to follow their own guidelines in relation to Falls Risk Reduction and did not put in place 1:1 nursing care, which was required. As a result of the negligence, the deceased sustained a number of falls which caused her hip fracture and subsequent death. £20,000.
Obtained compensation for a gentleman who had negligently been given a hormone injections instead of his usual Vitamin B12 injection by his GP Surgery. He suffered with hot flushes, coughing, aches, fatigue and diarrhoea for several months. He was then afraid to go back to the GP surgery and so did not attend for his three monthly B12 injections and instead suffered from pain due to an old injury. £4,000.
Obtained compensation for a gentleman who had a non-removable stent inserted instead of a removable stent and had to undergo two further unnecessary operations which he would have not been subjected to but for the hospital’s negligence - £4,500
Advised and obtained compensation for the Estate of the Deceased and the Mother of the Deceased in separate actions when the hospital failed to treat the deceased in a timely manner leading to the deceased’s death - £67,500 total settlement
Acting for the Estate of a gentleman who was found at home on the floor after a fall and admitted to hospital. He did not have any pressure sores upon arrival. He developed pressure sores after nurses failed to position him correctly and supply pressure relieving equipment in a timely manner. He developed sepsis in his open wounds and died.
Qualifications and Accreditations
- Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
- Accredited Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
- APIL accredited Senior Litigator
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