Partner, Medical Negligence Lawyer
David is based in London and heads his own team of medical negligence specialists who represent private clients and membership organisations. David has a particular expertise in Birth Injury claims and Cerebral and Erb's Palsy claims. He can often act for clients under Legal Aid or No Win, No Fee funding.
- £12,000,000 Compensation in Medical Negligence Brain Damage Case
- £3,650,000 Compensation for Birth Injury
- £2,700,000 Compensation for Birth Injury
- £600,000 Compensation for Prescribed the Wrong Medication
- £145,000 Compensation for Cauda Equina
- £35,000 Compensation for Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
- Substantial Compensation for Delayed Glaucoma Diagnosis
I cannot fault Simpson Millar's team of David and Chantelle. My clinical negligence case has been handled excellently with an outcome even better than anyone expected.
David and Chantelle have kept me updated with all the important details, and always got back to me fast with anything I needed to know.
David took the time to get to know me and was always careful in his communications about the case to not put more strain on me and to reassure me. I thoroughly recommend Simpson Millar's services.L.J.F
Professional Memberships & Accreditations
David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and a Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is also a Legal Aid approved supervisor, member of the Law Society and AvMA Clinical Negligence Accreditation Panels, and an Accredited Mediator.
David is recommended by the Legal 500 UK and Chambers Directory. The Legal 500 comments, "Department Head, David Thomas, is experienced in high-value cases and specialises in birth injury claims including Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy.’’
David is active in the legal press and has had articles published in the Solicitors Journal and Chartered Legal Executive Journal. He has also appeared in the news and live radio on subjects such as Sepsis and other life-threatening conditions.
David joined Simpson Millar in 1997, and has extensive experience in Clinical and Medical Negligence claims.
Interests outside of work
David enjoys mountain walking, football, cricket and rugby. He is also a dedicated fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) and one of his proudest achievements is climbing the Tibet side of Mount Everest and raising over £6,000 for the TCT.