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Burnetts

Clinical Negligence

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Newcastle and surroundsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Regularly advises clients on high-value and complex obstetric cases, with a focus on claims concerning birth trauma resulting in cerebral palsy and other brain injury. Also handles claims relating to psychiatric injuries, delayed diagnosis and fatal claims. Additional experience in claims concerning GP negligence.

Strengths

Clients say: "Solicitors know their job and have the experience to help us take the right path."

Interviewees state that the team "leaves no stone unturned when trying to find the optimal resolution on their client’s behalf."

Work highlights

Assisted a claimant with a potential birth injury claim related to the failure to induce labour in the antenatal period.

Notable practitioners

Hannah Fitzpatrick is experienced in high-value birth injury cases, complex delayed diagnosis issues and numerous fatal claims.

Michelle Armstrong frequently handles medical negligence claims related to various brain injuries during birth, including complex cerebral palsy cases. She also demonstrates expertise in delayed diagnosis and fatal accidents.

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Newcastle and surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Hannah Fitzpatrick
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Michelle Armstrong
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