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Background

Neil Thompson

Call: 1982

Neil Thompson has over 40 years’ experience in litigation, and is regularly instructed by leading national solicitors.

He has extensive trial and tactical experience and is a skilled negotiator. He has an established reputation for reliability, sound judgment and an approachable, user-friendly rapport with fee-earners and clients.

Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Surgery

  • Arteriovenous malformation: negligent remedial surgery
  • Accessory nerve damage during surgery
  • Failure to guard against risk of venous thromboembolism
  • Negligent surgery and management of ileostomy
  • Arthrodesis – failure to manage
  • Hip replacement – failed prosthesis
  • Cosmetic: failed facial procedure; failed Botox procedure, failed “facelift”
  • Gynaecology – negligent repair of vaginal tear after forceps delivery
  • Colorectal – negligent procedure / pelvic sepsis
  • A and E: failure to diagnose and manage and follow-up infection: loss of index finger
  • Obstetrics, gynaecology /general surgery: negligent management of ectopic pregnancy
  • Anaesthetics: Extravasation injury; negligent management
  • Anaesthetics: failure to anaesthetise during ophthalmic surgery
  • Vascular surgery: diabetic cellulitis. Negligent management: toe amputation
  • General surgery: failure to diagnose inguinal hernia
  • Colorectal/general surgery: loop ileostomy: negligent failure to observe bowel perforation
  • Colorectal/general surgery. Colonoscopy: negligent failure to diagnose adenocarcinoma
  • Orthopaedics: negligent failure to undertake fracture fixation
  • Orthopaedics: negligent primary reconstruction knee surgery
  • Orthopaedics: spinal decompression surgery at wrong level
  • Orthopaedics: shoulder surgery negligent technique/procedure

Medical

  • Crohn’s disease: long-term failure to manage and follow-up leading to death
  • Cardiology – ECG – failure to diagnose abnormalities; failure to manage;
  • Bladder cancer: failure in diagnose / investigate / follow-up
  • Radiology – failure to review; inadequate review of imaging
  • Radiology: negligent failure to correctly interpret CT brain scan (meningioma)
  • Breast cancer: negligent delayed diagnosis: (Multidisciplinary Triple Diagnostic Method) 2010 guidelines
  • Hospital nursing care: failure to undertake falls risk assessment
  • Care home nursing care: failure to undertake falls risk assessment; failure to manage risk of bedsores

Midwifery

  • Negligence in the management of childbirth
  • GPs
  • Corneal infection: failure to examine diagnose and refer: loss of sight
  • Ventricular impairment – failure to examine diagnose and refer
  • Oxygen saturation / hypoxia – failure to examine diagnose and refer
  • GP negligence: failure to refer/follow-up parotid tumour
  • GP negligence: failure to refer/diagnose high-energy impact knee injury
  • GP negligence: Bisphosphonates: failure to advise risk of femoral fractures
  • GP negligence failure to refer/diagnose/follow-up re deep vein thrombosis

Dental

  • Failure to take radiographs;
  • Failure to examine; failure to diagnose;
  • Failed inlay preparation;
  • Failure to diagnose/treat dental caries/gum disease etc.

Orthodontics

  • Cosmetic realignment / negligence: periodontitis

    Personal Injury

    Fatal Accidents:

    • factory worker: calcium hydroxide/slaked lime causing deathFactory:
    • factory worker: fatal waterjet injuries
    • FAA Dependency: high net worth businessman

    Factory:

    • life changing chest injury pneumothorax;
    • provisional damages major loss of employability
    • fall from height: below knee amputation
    • manual worker: life changing penetrating lower limb vascular injury
    • machine operator: partial loss of hand
    • ladder worker: major fall, life changing bi-lateral knee injuries

    Construction:

    • multi-party litigation: major lower limb injury: below knee amputation; prosthetics
    • LV electric shock causing major injury and disability
    • Utilities worker: major head injury from falling tree
    • Site worker: fall from height causing major head injuries

    Other:

    • Indoor climbing centre wall: major lower limb injuries to senior employee from fall
    • Soldier: life changing lower-limb injury during Alpine exercises
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis following lower limb injury
    • Venus ulceration following lower limb injury

    Industrial disease major injury cases:

    • asbestosis: construction worker: causation/breach of duty/Helsinki criteria
    • asbestosis: laggers and other trade exposures
    • mesothelioma: steel industry
    • mesothelioma: Dunlop factory
    • mesothelioma: laggers and other trade exposures
    • mesothelioma: FAA dependency and estate’s claims
    • lung cancer following occupational exposure to asbestos: causation/breach of duty
    • Occupational asthma: solder fumes/colophony/causation/smoking
    • Occupational asthma: bleach/chlorine/solvent exposure
    • Occupational asthma: isocynates

    Many motorcycle fatal accident dependency claims, including motorist’s duty of care to secondary victim

    Many serious lower limb, back and neck injury claims involving long term disability/loss of earnings

    Fibromyalgia: proof; traumatic or non-traumatic; causation

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    Clerk Team

    William Theaker

    Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

    williamt@no5.com

    07494 070989

    Clare Radburn

    Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

    clarer@no5.com

    07809 407950

    Pete Mottram

    Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

    peterm@no5.com

    Matthew Reeves

    Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

    matthewr@no5.com

    Tracey Witherford

    Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

    traceyw@no5.com

    Morgan Smith

    Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

    morgans@no5.com

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