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James’ practice encompasses all aspects of Clinical Negligence claims including birth injuries to mother and baby, anaesthetic injury claims, all types of surgical errors, misdiagnosis/delays in cancer cases, GP negligence, wrongful birth, A and E negligence , dlayed diagnosis of sub arachnoid haemorrhage, cosmetic surgery and hip and knee replacement surgery.
James has 15 years experience in pursuing successful clinical negligence claims. In Chambers & Partners 2014 James is ranked in Band 3 "James Bell is head of the London team and an active figure in the clinical negligence field. He handles a diverse workload encompassing amputations, birth injuries and psychiatric matters".
The Legal 500 2013 edition states that "James Bell is ‘very sympathetic and understanding’, and heads the team, which provides a ‘first-class’ and ‘excellent’ service".
In 2012 he achieved an award of damages of £1m for a woman who suffered with septicaemia after a kidney stone removal procedure. He also recovered the highest ever award for an accessory nerve injury claim (£530,000 in November 2012). Other successes in 2012 included:
A £500,000 award (Jan 2012 ) to the widow of a psychiatric patient who was negligently discharged from hospital who subsequently committed suicide.
In December 2012 £400,000 awarded to the widowed or a 23 year old who died to cervical cancer.
A notable case of James' is a police investigation and inquest preceded a £250,000 settlement of a fatal claim on behalf of the family of a Jehovah ’s Witness (August 2012).
James was an equity partner in his own niche clinical negligence and personal injury practice before joining RJW, now Slater and Gordon in 2007 as head of clinical negligence.
He graduated with a degree in History in 1990. After voluntary work in Asia, he completed his legal studies at the College of Law obtaining a distinction in the Legal Practice Course in 1995.
James is a member of AVMA and APIL.
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