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Claire Toogood successfully defends NHS Trust in cerebral palsy case before HHJ Gore QC

News | 5th Jul 2019

HHJ Gore QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) dismissed the Claimant’s claim for damages for cerebral palsy due to hypoxia at birth in an ex tempore judgment. It was alleged that the Claimant’s mother had requested an elective caesarean section as she was carrying twins and the request was refused by the Senior […]

Claire Toogood obtains summary dismissal of Claimant’s allegations of clinical negligence

News | 5th Jun 2018

Claire Toogood, instructed by the MPS, has successfully obtained summary judgment against a Claimant who developed cauda equina syndrome (Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals and others [2018] EWHC 1345). Claire represented a GP who was operating an out of hours service and received a telephone call from the Claimant. Following a description of the Claimant’s […]

Claire Toogood successfully defends rheumatologist in £12m paraplegic case

Articles | 1st Aug 2017

Claire Toogood, who was instructed by Clyde and Co on behalf of the MPS, successfully defended a rheumatologist who had allegedly caused a delay in diagnosis of spinal tuberculosis (Jabang v Wadman & Others [2017] EWHC 1894). Nicol J found that the rheumatologist had acted reasonably in deferring an MRI scan to a follow up appointment, […]

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