Elizabeth Smith

Partner, Chartered Legal Executive, Head of Medical Negligence Department

  01752 292309

Elizabeth is a Partner and Head of the Clinical Negligence Department at Wolferstans and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Elizabeth is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Specialist Panel and is a Senior Litigator of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and is also an APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist.

Elizabeth has acted exclusively for Claimant’s in clinical negligence litigation since 2003 and has a varied interest in all clinical negligence claims; specialising in wrongful birth claims, oncology claims and catastrophic injuries involving child and adult brain injury claims and spinal injury claims.

Elizabeth has successfully investigated and obtained compensation for a large number of clients and has achieved many multi-million pound settlements.

Elizabeth has previously investigated or is currently investigating Cerebral Palsy Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosing and/or treating the following medical conditions:

  • Intrapartum (during labour and delivery) hypoxia/asphyxia including cases of chronic partial asphyxia and acute near total asphyxia
  • Cardiac problems (congenital heart defects)
  • Infection (maternal and/or external)
  • Group B Streptococcus

Elizabeth has previously investigated or is currently investigating Brain Injury Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosing and/or treating the following medical conditions:

  • Brain tumours
  • Cardiac arrest (resulting in hypoxia/asphyxia)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infections
  • Meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Subdural and other haemorrhages (sustained after falls striking head)

Elizabeth also has extensive experience of investigating Spinal Injury Claims.

Elizabeth has previously investigated or is currently investigating Spinal Injury Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosing and/or treating the following medical conditions:

  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Spinal abscess
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal haematoma
  • Spinal tumour

Elizabeth has also investigated claims in other circumstances including:

  • Spinal cord damage resulting from negligently performed epidural injections and spinal blocks
  • Falls in hospital

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