Deborah Hepple

Medical Negligence

Associate

“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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