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Claire Stoneman

Medical Negligence

Partner

"I understand the importance of providing emotional support to families, having worked with bereaved parents for almost 20 years"

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I have extensive experience of advising clients on birth injuries and brain injury claims, stillbirths and neonatal deaths. I am recognised as a Leader in my field in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories.

I specialise in birth injury claims and am an active supporter of Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society). I also specialise in birth injury cases resulting in brain injury.

I have a particular interest in paediatric cardiac surgery cases having commenced my career representing families at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Public Inquiry into paediatric cardiac surgery.

I lead the clinical negligence team in the Taunton Office, working closely with Sands and AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents), representing parents and injured children in their claims.

I am also a Trustee and Vice Chair of Headway Somerset, a Trustee of the Conquest Centre and a volunteer with Aching Arms.

Career Highlights

  • I settled a child hyperventilation claim, where the client had cerebral palsy, for a capitalised sum of over £6 million.
  • Settled a complex birth injury claim for a capitalised sum of over £9 million.
  • I concluded a complex birth injury claim for £7.3m.
  • I secured over £2 million for a brain injury claim post paediatric cardiac surgery.

Accreditations

What our Customers Say

" "Claire Stoneman is highly specialised, empathetic and a good strategic thinker in the most complex of cases. She brings a particular skill to stillbirth and obstetric cases." - Legal 500 "
" I would like to say thank you so much for your sincere help and care in dealing with this case. You have been invaluable and I have felt looked after throughout the process. You provide an incredible service and I am so happy that I found you. Thank you. "
" "Claire Stoneman is, in my opinion, the finest lawyer in the area of stillbirth and perinatal death. She has a tenacious approach to complex cases and she has an authoritative grasp of some very contentious legal matters." - Legal 500 "
The Law Society accredited - Clinical Negligence
The Law Society accredited - Personal Injury
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers - Accredited personal injury practice
Action against medical accidents - Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
Headway, the brain injury association - Head Injury Solicitor 2016
Spinal Injuries association