Deborah Hepple

Medical Negligence


“I pride myself on building good relationships with my clients. When medical treatment goes wrong, patients and their families not only need proper legal representation, but a guiding hand through what can be often be a distressing time.”

I specialise in handling clinical negligence claims against GPs, Hospital Trusts and private healthcare providers and surgeons.

My experience encompasses a wide range of clinical negligence claims. However, I have a particular interest and expertise in adult and child cardiology and cardiac surgery claims; including delays in diagnosis and treatment and errors during heart surgery, resulting in neurological injury. I also specialise in diabetes, amputation, and eye surgery claims.

I represent families at inquests.

Career Highlights

  • Assisted in the preparation of key legal documents for the settlement of a multi-million pound case involving negligently performed heart surgery.
  • Sucessfully secured damages for a number of patients affected by the Musgrove Park Hospital Vanguard cataract outsourcing scandal.
  • I am a member of the Devon & Exeter Medico-Legal Association (DEMLA).
  • I work closely with the Exeter Diabetes Group, which is part of Diabates UK.
  • Successfully secured damages for a young woman who suffered neurological injury resulting from negligently performed heart surgery when she was a baby.
  • Successfully secured damages for a bilateral amputee following a delayed diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease.
  • Provided inquest representation for the family of a woman who died following a negligently performed routine colonoscopy and thereafter, successfully secured damages.
  • Represented and successfully recovered damages for a number of children and their families affected by the failings at cardiac units across the country, including Leeds and Bristol.

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