- Solicitor, Medical Negligence

Alison Hills | Solicitor, Medical Negligence | Simpson Millar LLP - London
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Based in: London

Expertise:

Medical Negligence

Career:

Alison is an experienced Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in London.

Alison specialises within the field of Medical Negligence. As a Law Society Accredited mental health specialist, she has developed a niche in cases involving both elements of Clinical Negligence and mental health. This has included cases involving failed community care resulting in attempted suicide and catastrophic injury. She has also dealt with some highly complex matters involving homicide enquiries and elements of public law has extensive experience in representing clients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 at First-Tier Tribunal hearings.

In addition, Alison has dealt with a variety of Medical Negligence matters including cases involving delayed cancer diagnosis, bowel and uterus surgical perforations, fatal medical accidents, Coroners Inquests and ophthalmic injury resulting in permanent loss of vision. She also assists on cases of upmost severity and complexity involving birth injury leading to Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy.

Alison is an accomplished Advocate and is currently working towards Law Society accreditation for Mental Capacity (welfare) matters in addition to her higher rights of audience.

Notable cases:

  • TH v East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust; This case involved negligent arthroscopic knee surgery which led the Claimant to develop permanent disability including CRPS and fibromyalgia.
  • EE v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust; The Claimant in this case suffered with a variety of mental health conditions and was considered to be extremely vulnerable. She attempted suicide by jumping from a railway bridge and sustained life-changing injuries. Liability was admitted on behalf of the NHS Trust, who accepted that there were inadequate crisis management plans in place.
  • TN v Guys & St Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; TN passed away from renal cancer which had been missed by the Defendant. A claim was pursued on behalf of the estate. The Defendant NHS Trust admitted liability for negligence and accepted that TN could have survived with earlier diagnosis and treatment.
  • TL v Barts Health NHS Trust; The Claimant in this case suffered with respiratory failure due to community acquired pneumonia. There was a delayed diagnosis and she ended up in intensive care and intubated whilst pregnant. Her baby was born with cerebral palsy due to hypoxia which could have been avoided with earlier instigation of antibiotics.
  • AB v Optical Express; The Claimant underwent LASIK Surgery due to a wish not to wear contact lenses anymore. The surgery was carried out negligently, with the laser beam being placed into her eye for too long. She suffered a permanent loss of vision as a result.

Interests:

In her spare time, Alison is a keen ski racer. She is part of the British Masters Team and achieved 5th place overall in the Masters World Cup rankings for her age group last season.

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