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Justin, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors in 2017 to run the Firm’s Lariam litigation.
Having run all areas of personal injury litigation over a fee earning career of more than 25 years, Justin now deals exclusively with medical negligence. His cases have ranged from primary medical care to surgical treatment in a range of complex areas such as oncology, urology, gastroenterology, gynaecology, pharmacology, orthopaedics and more.
Much of Justin’s work has called upon his strong empathetic support and expert understanding of “lost years” and dependency claims, involving clients who have lost the cure for a terminal condition as a result of substandard medical care.
Today, Justin’s work involves running Hilary Meredith’s large volume of litigation around the substandard prescription of the anti-malaria prophylaxis, Lariam, to members of our Armed Forces, causing significant mental health, neuropsychiatric, and physical injury.
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
O v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust: Delayed diagnosis and treatment of abdominal obstruction several years after an otherwise successful gastric bypass, effectively returning the Claimant to morbid obesity, the prospect of early retirement and other co-morbidities.
W (deceased) v L & M & Walsall NHS Trust: Late diagnosis of a chronic vascular disease, resulting in a below knee amputation;
GC v North West London Hospitals NHS Trust: Psychological injuries of a mother caused by the stillbirth of her baby son through a failure to admit for pre-eclampsia. Injuries affected a claimant’s ability to bond with subsequent child.
G v The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: A substandard failure to warn of the risks of neurological damage in routine surgery to remove brachial cyst.
A v Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust: Substandard surgical care in a cholecystectomy led to a perforation of the small bowel and an undiagnosed leak, causing a further bowel resection and proximal loop ileostomy.
D v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: The claimant had an ill-advised ileo-anastsmosis procedure, causing proctitis. The substandard bowel surgery resulted in prolonged recovery – including several revision surgeries – and damage to business.
M v F: Late diagnosis of laryngeal cancer, leading to bilateral neck dissection and a permanent tracheotomy.
H v South East Ambulance Service: Substantial claim in negligence for damages arising from bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace, leading to psychiatric injury and loss of congenial employment.
D (deceased) & D & D v Dr Shah & Luton & Dunstable NHS Trust: A claim for the estate, damages for grief and psychological injury to parents in case of severely handicapped 19 year old who, unable to communicate precise nature of his gastro symptoms, died of acute pancreatitis and sepsis following failure to admit to hospital.
Spring v Richards: £150K settlement for a late diagnosis of malignant melanoma.
In his spare time Justin enjoys spending time with his young family, trying to keep fit, and (albeit punishing) support for Norwich City FC .