Clinical Negligence Department

Northern Ireland
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What the team is known for Recognised claimant firm that routinely handles birth and catastrophic brain injury cases, with significant expertise in cerebral palsy claims. Also covers surgical and GP negligence cases, including delayed diagnosis and failure to diagnose. Particular strength in hip replacement litigation. Provides additional expertise in areas such as dental negligence and breach of care.

Strengths Sources describe Worthingtons as an "excellent firm to deal with" on account of its "excellent professional reputation and top-quality service."

Clients praise the team for being "very professional, dedicated and passionate."

Notable practitioners

Claire McDaid continues to impress with her work in delayed cancer diagnosis, surgical negligence and cerebral palsy claims. Along with her "excellent communication skills" she is praised for her client care, with one interviewee stating: "Claire immediately put me at ease regarding the correctness of taking the case. She was attentive and prompt in her dealings with me."

Nikki McConnell specialises in obstetric matters, representing clients in claims involving cerebral palsy, birth injury and catastrophic brain damage in children. Sources single out her as a "very dedicated and attentive professional," with one client adding: "I feel Nikki has been an excellent choice to make for representation in what is a very complicated case, both medically and personally."