Deborah HeppleChartered Legal Executive
It is very important that when medical treatment goes wrong, patients and their families not only receive proper legal representation, but also the support and guidance they require during what can often be a very challenging time.
I am a Chartered Legal Executive, specialising in clinical negligence claims. My previous experience encompasses a wide range of clinical negligence and personal injury work.
I handle a varied caseload of clinical negligence claims and represent patients and their families in claims against Hospital Trusts and GPs, involving delays in diagnosis of cancer, amputation, eye surgery, fatal accidents and claims involving psychiatric injuries for victims who have witnessed traumatic events.
In addition to my own varied caseload, I assist Legal Director, Laurence Vick with his complex and high value paediatric cardiac surgery claims.
I have experience of representing families at inquests and recognise the importance of not only providing proper legal representation, but also support and guidance during what is often a distressing experience.
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 achieved a LLB Law and Criminology degree from University of Portsmouth in 2009.
I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2015.
I am a member of the Devon & Exeter Medico-Legal Association (DEMLA).
I work closely with the Exeter Diabetes Group, which part of Diabates UK.