Andrew Evans Clinical Negligence

Call: 2000

Introduction

Andrew has an established practice in claimant and defendant personal injury work, clinical negligence and continues to have a national reputation in licensing.

In Clinical Negligence:

Legal 500 2015: ‘He has a great grasp of technical areas of law.’

Chambers and Partners 2015:  “His client care is second to none. I use him on cases with clients that are more difficult as he manages their expectation well.” “He picks up on complex issues quickly.”

In Licensing:

Chambers and Partners 2015: “He is an excellent advocate, commercial, well prepared and good with clients.” “He is measured in his approach and quietly persistent.”

Qualifications and Appointments:

  • LLB (Hons) 2:1 University of Birmingham
  • ICSL (Very Competent)
  • Hardwicke Scholar of Lincolns Inn

Clinical Negligence

Andrew has a rapidly developing practice in clinical negligence cases built on his ten years experience in personal injury work. His growing reputation and experience sees him instructed by some of the leading law firms in this highly specialised field, where his client care, attention to detail and ability with expert witnesses are much appreciated and in demand.

Andrew receives instructions to draft statements of case, schedules, applications and advise in writing and in conference with expert witnesses in attendance.

Principally a personal injury practitioner, Evans has built up a thriving clinical negligence practice and is regularly instructed on cases concerning medical negligence.   Expertise: "His client care is second to none. I use him on cases with clients that are more difficult as he manages their expectation well." "He picks up on complex issues quickly." CHAMBERS UK 2015.

Legal 500 2015: ‘He has a great grasp of technical areas of law.’

Recent instructions include claims relating to:

  • a failed sterilisation involving a new procedure leading to an unwanted pregnancy and serious psychiatric harm
  • delay in the diagnosis of cancer resulting in a shortening of life
  • a negligently performed total gastrectomy where a patient was wrongly diagnosed with cancer
  • a failure to diagnose a sub-dural haematoma leading to serious psychiatric injury.
  • a failure to diagnose a scaphoid fracture leading to serious disability
  • a failure to identify and remove shards of glass from a child's arm
  • a failure to diagnose and correctly treat a fatal cardiac condition
  • the negligent administration of the wrong drug to a woman with a dangerous arrhythmia caused by Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • an extravasation injury causing disfiguring scarring to a child
  • a face-lift procedure that caused permanent nerve damage
  • a failure to diagnose hydrocephalic attacks in a child with fatal consequences

Andrew is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis where appropriate and to appear before the Coroners Court where civil claims are contemplated.

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