Areas of expertise / specialisation
Nicola has specific experience of complex claims including orthopaedic and surgical errors which have caused lifelong injury to the client, also advises on claims involving injuries to babies caused shortly after birth, failure to diagnose conditions leading to permanent disability.
Nicola advises the families of patients who have died as a result of inadequate treatment, clients whose problems after surgery should have been diagnosed and treated shortly without delay avoiding permanent injury.
Nicola also advises clients who have been advised to have surgery which was inappropriate or unnecessary which had caused permanent injury including orthopaedic surgery which has left the client with limited mobility and the risk of leg amputation in later life.
AvMA Clinical Negligence specialist solicitors panel.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Working with clients to achieve the best outcome possible and the recover compensation which will enable them to purchase the care and assistance they need.
The varied work because no two cases are the same, working with the medical experts who are leaders in their field.
Assisting a client who had been wrongly advised to have knee replacement surgery and revision surgery at a young age leaving her with the risk of leg amputation in the future.
Recovering compensation for a young woman who had received inappropriate medical treatment for an eye condition which left her with permanent bone damage and a lifelong risk of bone fractures.
Advising a client who had sustained an injury as a result of an NHS “never event”, which left her with stroke-like symptoms and permanent disability.
Advising a client who had been wrongly advised to have a gynaecological procedure that left her with permanent urinary incontinence.
Assisting the family of a child who has permanent injuries as a result of poor midwife care after his birth.