- healthcare litigation, clinical negligence
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Judith has worked in defendant clinical negligence since qualifying in 1994.
Since joining Hempsons in 1996 she has dealt with a broad spectrum of clinical negligence work including complex high value cerebral palsy and surgical cases.
Judith lectures regularly on consent and undertakes advice work.
Main areas of expertise
- obstetric claims
- cerebral palsy
- surgical claims
- Erb’s palsy
Claimant’s disabilities not caused by fault in antenatal care (AB v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust)
The court decided that a belief, however strong, of an association or possible causal link not scientifically demonstrated is not proof of causation. Likewise, a widely held hypothesis or presumption is not proof on balance of probabilities of cause or, in legal context, of causation.