Richard Evans

Litigation Assistant

Richard is a Litigation Assistant in the Medical Negligence Department.

Richard has a background in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation, including coronial law, having headed a legal services department in a major NHS acute hospital for almost twenty years. He has a vast amount of experience in investigating high profile incidents in a clinical setting and applying that knowledge to the day to day management of his clinical negligence claims.

Richard runs a wide variety of clinical negligence claims, ranging from orthopaedic and surgical mishaps to dental and medication prescription errors. He has been assisting Claimant’s with their clinical negligence claims since January 2011 when he joined Wolferstans Solicitors.

Richard has previously investigated and succeeded in establishing negligence in the following scenarios:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Dental claims, including misdiagnosis of dental problems, inappropriate fillings and root canal treatment, cosmetic and restorative dentistry errors, nerve injuries and incorrect tooth extractions
  • Failed sterilisation cases
  • Falls in theatre and on the ward
  • Fatal claims
  • Inappropriate surgical procedures
  • Medication prescription errors
  • Misdiagnosis of orthopaedic conditions
  • Premature removal of stitches
  • Pressure sores
  • Retained surgical foreign bodies
  • Secondary victim claims
  • Testicular torsion cases
  • Treatment burns and associated scarring
  • Unnecessary operations

Richard works closely and is supervised by a Partner in the Medical Negligence Department.

In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his family and being a member of the local aquatic society. His other interests include ornithology, playing snooker and solving chess problems.

What Richard's Clients Say

“I would like to thank Richard for the outcome of my claim, also to Michelle who initially listened to my complaint. She made me feel comfortable as I was out of my comfort zone. Wolferstans was my obvious choice as they dealt with my Mother’s estate and they hold my wills.”

Mrs Ratcliffe

“I wish to record my extreme thanks to you following my successful clinical negligence claim. Your handling of the case has been a example of how good local companies can be in pursuing claims. I selected you as being a strong local company and have been overjoyed at the success. Richard Evans has been an inspiration in his handling of the case and such a pleasure to work with, feeling at home and confident in your legal advisor is so important in being able to understand the risk involved as well as likelihood of achievement. This takes away the stress factor which is what one so needs after such a shock to the system. Should I my family or friends require legal assistance in the future I will give my strongest recommendations for Wolferstans team.”

Mr Lake

“Hastle free, happy outcome and fairly treated. I would not hesitate to recommend Wolferstans to anyone who wanted to pursue a clinical negligence claim.”

Mrs J Kidson