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Provided by Samantha Critchley

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Career

I have been a partner at Fieldfisher since 2003. I have specialised in medical negligence claims for 20 years; particularly those involving children brain-injured at birth. I have been on the specialist AvMA panel for over a decade.

I am highly regarded for my tenacity, devoted client care and strong legal expertise. I am considered to be a top-notch litigator and a go-to lawyer for clinical negligence claims.

Particular interests include: obstetrics (cerebral palsy; kernicterus; Erb’s palsy, traumatic deliveries, pre-eclampsia cases); fetal medicine (wrongful birth); cases resulting in infertility or the need for surrogacy; paediatrics and neonatology; neurosurgery, gynaecology and cancer claims.

In 2018 I secured an award of £23million for a child who suffered serious brain damage at the age of 2 due to negligent cardiac surgery which caused her to have a stroke. I also secured damages of £19 million in the case of a baby who developed neonatal jaundice which was not treated properly with a full blood exchange. This caused brain damage (kernicterus) resulting in cerebral palsy and a complex hearing disorder.

Professional Memberships

I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and sit on the Clinical Disputes Forum. I am an active charity fundraiser.

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant - London (Firms)
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Samantha Critchley is well known for her representation of both adults and children following failings in obstetric and surgical care. She frequently advises on brain and psychiatric injury claims, with further experience of wrongful birth and delayed diagnosis matters.

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