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Potter Rees Dolan, Serious Injury Solicitors

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team with an impressive caseload of complex clinical negligence work. Assists with matters relating to missed diagnosis and delayed treatment of spinal and brain injuries. Also has experience handling complicated birth injuries, including cerebral palsy cases and breach of duty claims. Adept at cases related to negligent surgery and psychiatric care. Demonstrates additional expertise in high-value amputation cases and fatal claims.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are professional, precise and fast at responding to calls and emails."

Another remarks: "It's clear that they place high value on their staff and their client relationships, and their friendly yet efficient approach gives us confidence going forward."

Notable practitioners

Gill Edwards acts on high-value catastrophic spinal and brain injury cases, and also deals with amputation claims and cerebral palsy birth injuries.
"Gill is incredibly knowledgeable and has a calm, friendly and reassuring manner." "She offers exceptionally good service to her clients."

Helen Dolan has extensive expertise in assisting clients with catastrophic spinal injuries. Dolan is also well versed in cases surrounding surgical negligence resulting in brain damage, as well as birth injury claims. She additionally handles delayed diagnosis cases.
"She is very dynamic and forward-thinking." "Helen Dolan is a confident and friendly lawyer who offers sound advice and instils confidence in her clients."

Lesley Herbertson is well equipped to deal with delays in diagnosis, birth injury claims and cases arising from surgical negligence, leading to spinal and brain injuries.

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Overview

The Clinical Negligence team at Potter Rees Dolan is considered by many to be unique. Approximately 80 percent of our cases are brought on behalf of clients who have suffered either a brain or spinal injury. The balance involves individuals that have suffered other significant and serious injuries, including amputation. We have historically pursued very challenging cases which other firms have turned down or failed to progress.

Between August 2020 - 2021, our Clinical Negligence department alone secured damages for 7 cases totaling over £49 million - giving an average settlement of just over £7 million.

In 2021 Helen Budge and Gill Edwards secured substantial figures of £11 million and £15 million respectively for clients who developed Cerebral Palsy due to mismanagement at birth.

Also in 2021, Lesley Herbertson secured a total of £17.5 million for her client in a particularly complex claim, in which the client suffered skeletal deformity due to a failure to diagnose and treat sepsis in the neonatal period.

Our Clinical Negligence department offers clients a genuinely personalised service. All clients meet the solicitor who will be dealing with their case at the outset, and receive a gold standard service throughout the life of their case.

We are known externally for having a rigorous approach to litigation along with forensic attention to detail; we are considered formidable opponents, with strong advocacy skills and a zero-tolerance policy on any unreasonable Defendant delay.

Members

Dolan, Helen (Head of Department)

Birch, Sophie

Budge, Helen

Charlton, Kelly

Edwards, Gill

Herbertson, Lesley

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Potter Rees Dolan, Serious Injury Solicitors

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Location

12 Commercial Street

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M15 4PZ

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Manchester and surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Gill Edwards
Band 1
Helen Dolan
Band 1
Lesley Herbertson
Band 2