My role

I represent claimants in all types of clinical negligence and personal injury claims.

I work alongside an ex-social worker and nurse, representing individuals in their challenge of local authority awards of community care and also challenging NHS continuing care funding decisions.

My work also includes representing families at Inquests.

My experience

I have specialised in clinical negligence and personal injury since qualification in 1994, initially representing defendant doctors and hospitals.

Some of my most recent personal injury cases include a stress at work claim and serious road traffic accident claims.

Some of my most recent clinical negligence cases include; securing a multi-million-pound award for a missed meningitis diagnosis resulting in catastrophic injuries; and a loss of sight settlement reaching a six-figure sum.

One of my most notable inquest cases was representing the family of a lady who died at Mid Staffordshire Hospital, where I secured that it be an Inquest with a jury and a verdict of death caused by neglect due to a failure to provide basic care.

I am a Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel member.

Sarah Huntbach is "very inventive and tenacious" and "has complete mastery of her cases." She offers experience across a spectrum of clinical negligence matters and is recognised for her catastrophic injury work. Chambers, 2018

My specialisms

  • Clinical negligence
  • Catastrophic personal injury claims
  • Community care and NHS continuing care funding matters
  • Representing families at Inquests
Residential placement case study
Residential placement case study

Due to his conditions, he has limited communication skills, does not have an awareness of risk – such as road safety – and experiences occasional seizures. He is also unable to make decisions about his residence, care or personal matters.

Surgical errors

We handle many cases where there has been an adverse or unexplained outcome following surgery and acted for the family of one of patients who died following gastric-banding surgery.

Rise in problems relating to gall bladder surgery

Gall bladder surgery The information known about the pre-operative anatomy is important.  In most cases a client will have had a history of cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder, usually due to infection) as well as stones in the common bile duct.

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