Esther has extensive experience across a wide range of clinical disputes including misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, informed consent and unnecessary or negligently performed treatment.
Recent clinical negligence cases have involved:
- Misdiagnosis and delay in cancer treatment;
- Failure to obtain proper consent for ERCP where the claimant went on to develop severe pancreatitis with lasting effects;
- Negligent bowel perforation during gallbladder surgery;
- Failure to diagnose and treat a patient with retained placental tissue after birth;
- Prescription of incorrect medication;
- Failing to diagnose tendon and nerve damage in an injured foot;
- Failure to diagnose Deep Vein Thrombisis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism;
- Negligent dental treatment;
- Negligent laser treatment resulting in burns to the claimant’s face and abdomen;
- Negligent dry needling treatment causing a pneumothorax.
Notable Clinical Negligence cases
T v. C 
dvising the Claimant in his claim against the Defendant in relation to their failure to diagnose an avulsion of the adductor longus fibrocartilage. As a result the Claimant experienced a prolonged period of pain and instability, degenerative changes in the lateral and medial compartments of the knee and a significantly increased risk of osteoarthritis. Claim has settled.
C v. I 
Instructed by a claimant who sustained a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury in a fall in hospital while unsupervised due to alleged failures by nursing staff. Ongoing.
F v. B 
Claim brought by a claimant who suffered significant symptoms following the allegedly negligent repair of a third degree tear after childbirth. Ongoing.
J v. B 
Representing a claimant who suffered physical and psychological symptoms as a result of a delay in diagnosing and treating her for retained placental tissue following childbirth. Ongoing.