Sarah HuntbachSenior Associate
Represents claimants in all types of clinical negligence claims, catastrophic personal injury claims and other related matters.
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.
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
In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
The findings of the report can be accessed here. In current times it is not surprising that there are perhaps disparities in funding models whether due to geographical area or source of funding.
The anxious parents of a 13-month-old girl took her to the accident and emergency department of their local hospital at 4 am, as her mother noticed that she had a high temperature and, at home, her eyes were rolling.
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.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, and can be viral or bacterial. It is potentially fatal and can also result in severe disabilities.
The guidance (www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG51) urges doctors, nurses and paramedics to consider sepsis early on when treating any patients unwell with infections.
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.
What happened? Our client, Mrs VF, was taken to A&E having fallen from her horse. An x-ray was taken of her neck and she was discharged a few hours later.
The claim has been settled out of court, without any admission of liability, after ACS sued the hospital trust on behalf of a client referred to as Mrs C.
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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