Richard joined Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP in 2007 working within the Clinical Negligence Team. Since then he has broadened his specialism to include dental negligence cases.
Richard has particular experience in respect to the following areas:
- Surgical errors
- Delays in diagnosis of cancer and other life threatening illnesses
- Pressure Sores sustained in Hospital, Nursing Homes and whilst under the care of District Nurses at Home
- Delays in diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries
- Falls in Hospitals
- Failures by GPs
- Fatal Claims
B v Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: A claim for damages arising from a delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer. Initially Richard was instructed to consider a case against the client’s GP, but following investigations, expert evidence from a histopathologist was obtained which identified that our client’s cervical smears had been reported negligently by the Defendant Trust. By the time the cancer was diagnosed the client had a 5cm tumour of the uterine cervix. Our client required radiotherapy and chemotherapy and the treatment resulted in the premature onset of the menopause and consequent infertility. Owing to physical and psychological problems our client was unable to return to work on a full-time basis. Richard achieved a settlement of £450,000 for the client which included compensation for her injuries, her future loss of earnings and future treatment costs.
P v Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust: Richard secured a settlement of £300,000 for a young man who sustained a fractured wrist which the hospital failed to initially diagnose. Despite surgery it was concluded that the wrist would never fully recover and a wrist fusion would eventually be required. The injury had a profound effect upon our client who was a bricklayer by trade and thus the injury had an effect upon his ability to work.
T v Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust: Richard represented the estate of lady who had negligently acquired a pressure sore whilst under the care of the Defendant Trust. The pressure sore became infected and the Claimant sadly died of septicaemia. Richard secured an admission of liability from the Trust and damages were awarded for the deceased’s pain and suffering and her daughter’s dependency totalling £87,500.
F v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Richard secured a settlement of £700,000 for an elderly client who had lost his sight due to a delay in diagnosing thyroid eye disease for which urgent treatment is required. The settlement monies enabled our client to move house, pay for house adaptations, future care and purchase necessary aids and equipment.
J v N: A claim for injuries and losses sustained as a result of dental negligence. Our client developed problems as a result of a poorly fitted dental bridge. As a consequence of the bridge our client lost 5 teeth and required substantial restorative treatment. Richard secured a settlement of £36,500 which included monies to pay for the restorative dental treatment.
Admissions and Accreditations
- Honours Degree in Law
- Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice Course
- Member, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)