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Irwin Mitchell

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Market-leading office demonstrating expertise across a wide range of clinical negligence matters. Regularly acts on birth injury claims resulting from negligence in the delivery and neonatal care of babies, delayed diagnosis of cancer matters and brain injury cases. Further experience handling inquests and fatality claims. Also involved in handling psychiatric injury and negligent surgery claims. Additionally well versed in spinal injury claims, including cauda equina cases.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the team for its "high standards, good client skills, responsiveness and supportive attitude," praising the team for "delivering to a higher standard whilst remaining personable."

Sources say: "The way they communicate is fantastic. They are extremely thorough in what they do and it comes across in the service I receive from them."

Work highlights

Assisted a client with a negligence claim arising out of a hip replacement which required further surgery.

Notable practitioners

Dina Lambourne is "absolutely outstanding with the level of care and service provided to clients," according to interviewees. She acts on brain damage claims, including cases due to surgical negligence, as well as complex fatal incidents.

Jennifer Cawthorne is "always very helpful" and "always keeps clients up-to-date with the case," according to interviewees. She is well versed in brain injuries due to negligent treatment, cerebral palsy birth injuries, spinal cord injuries and fatal claims.

Kris Inskip assists with complex brain injury claims, misdiagnosis leading to amputation and catastrophic surgical errors. He is also well versed in cerebral palsy birth injury claims.

Lindsay Wise frequently assists with claims related to delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. She is also well equipped to deal with birth and brain injury cases, as well as high-value fatal claims.

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Overview

The team continues to specialise in the most complex, varied and high profile cases in and around the region, Obstetric negligence, including serious maternal injuries for postpartum haemorrhage or incontinence problems due to the failure to diagnose third and fourth degree tears appropriately. The team has historically acted in orthopaedics claims against single surgeons, who failed to exercise competent techniques. 

The department is led by 3 partners, all recognised as leaders in Medical Negligence.

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant Department

Irwin Mitchell

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Department location

One St Peter's Square

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M2 3AF

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Manchester and surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Dina Lambourne
Star Associates
Jennifer Cawthorne
Band 1
Kris Inskip
Band 2
Lindsay Wise
Band 1