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Patricia Wakeford

Medical Negligence

Legal Director

"I understand that contacting a solicitor and discussing personal and often traumatic events can be daunting, but will guide you through your claim. "

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I have significant experience of advising clients on maternal and birth injuries. My expertise includes spinal injuries, head injuries, PTSD, fatal accidents, compartment syndrome, delay in diagnosis of cancer, hip dysplasia, brain abscess leading to loss of peripheral vision and epilepsy.

I have a particular focus in maternal and birth injuries due to my midwifery background. I am recognised as a rising star and lawyer to watch in Chambers and Legal500.

Career Highlights

  • £1.6 million lump sum obtained following inappropriate surgery which led to an anaphylactic reaction that would have been avoided
  • £1.45 million lump sum and £45,000 a year for life obtained following a failure to diagnosis a fractured skull and bleed on the brain after my young client was assaulted
  • £500k for failure to diagnose and prevent vertical transmission of HIV to my client during the birth.
  • £1.5 million obtained for failure to deliver my client promptly resulting in mild cerebral palsy.
  • Recovered £650,000 lump sum and £20,000 per annum periodical payments for life in compensation for the delay in treating her developing Cauda Equina Syndrome

Accreditations

What our Customers Say

" "The fact that she was a nurse allows her to understand the claimant's condition well and ask pertinent questions. She has a very caring bedside manner and has been patient in understanding what has happened." Chambers 2020 "
" "The excellent job that she has done has left me feeling more confident about the future." "
" "She has always been determined to seek the best possible outcome for me. She has used both her considerable medical experience and her legal knowledge to achieve a result that leaves me in a more secure place." "
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