In his clinical negligence practice Hugh is instructed in cases involving a wide range of medical specialities, including orthopaedics, cardiology and general surgery. Cases he advises on include misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, unnecessary/inappropriate treatment, surgical negligence, pharmaceutical negligence and failure to obtain informed consent.
Hugh has extensive experience in cases involving ophthalmic negligence, and is sought after in particular for cases involving informed consent for cosmetic ophthalmic surgery including laser eye surgery and refractive lens exchange.
Notable Clinical Negligence cases
Representing a Claimant who, following negligently performed surgery, had to have one leg amputated and before the conclusion of the case had to have her other leg amputated.
Secondary victim claims for the parents of a new-born baby who was not adequately assessed by the midwife after delivery, and who died from respiratory problems within a day of birth.
Settling the case of a young Claimant who was inappropriately advised to undergo 5 major knee operations over a period of 4 years, leaving them with unresolved knee pain and the likelihood of amputation in the future.
Represented at trial a Claimant who alleged that, following a serious head injury in an RTA, was not appropriately referred for neurological review and neurorehabilitation, which resulted in a missed diagnosis of post-traumatic psychosis.