Giles predominantly acts for catastrophically injured Claimants. He is currently working on a number of birth injury (hypoxia brain injury) claims valued in excess of £10 million and failed spinal surgery claims leading to cauda equine and other neurological disorders. Giles has a particular interest and expertise in cases involving informed consent and has been involved in a number of cases testing the boundaries of Montgomery and Chester.
Notable Clinical Negligence cases
CA v NHS Foundation Trust
Giles acted for a Claimant who suffered brain damage as a result of a delayed diagnosis of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis. Liability and quantum were firmly in dispute and Giles secured damages of £1 million plus annual periodical payments of £180,000.
MXH v NHS Trust
Giles acts for a Claimant who suffers from Cerebral Palsy as a result of hypoxic brain injury at birth. Damages are pleaded at in excess of £21 million.
ABC v NHS Trust
Giles acts for a Claimant who suffered severe brain injury as a result of hypoxia caused by placental abruption shortly prior to delivery. Breach of duty and causation were factually, legally and medically complex and fiercely contested by the Defendant. Shortly before trial Giles was able to secure settlement of the liability issue in the course of mediation. Despite the agreed liability split, damages are expected to be several million.
HE v NHS Foundation Trust
Giles acts for a Claimant who sustained motor developmental delay leading to lack of independent mobility as a result of delay in identifying a rare genetic disorder.
Meynell Croydon Health Services NHS Trust  EWHC 2431 (QB)
Giles acted for a Claimant who suffered peritonitis as a result of delayed diagnosis of appendicitis. Giles was successful at trial in establishing liability and securing damages.