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17 June 2015
Slater and Gordon Professional Negligence Solicitor Jenny Urwin represented a client who had been let down by two different firms of solicitors.
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Jenny Urwin is a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.
Settlement Value: 5-figure settlement
What happened: Jenny's client originally went to Solicitors for advice after realising her treatment at a local hospital during the delivery of her son had been negligent.
The hospital had failed to carry out a caesarean section at an appropriate time, leading to a traumatic delivery, and resulting in damage to her bladder and post-traumatic stress symptoms which affected her on a day-to-day basis, and affected her ability to return to work.
Unfortunately, the solicitors that Jenny's client originally hired failed to gather the appropriate medical evidence and missed the 3-year deadline in which to commence a court case.
Jenny's client then instructed a second firm of Solicitors to help her to pursue a Professional Negligence case against the firm of solicitors who she originally instructed.
Sadly, the second firm of Solicitors failed to issue proceedings against her original Solicitors within the 6-year deadline that applies to Professional Negligence cases.
How Jenny helped: Jenny successfully gathered all the appropriate evidence and progressed her client's case to a successful outcome.
Decision: A 5-figure settlement was awarded to Jenny's client.
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