Viewing: Surgical for Henry Pitchers

Henry has substantial experience of the full range of alleged surgical negligence cases, including ophthalmic surgery leading to blindness; hysterectomy causing ureteric injury; inguinal hernia surgery giving rise to permanent debilitating pain; vasectomy leading to excruciating and permanent scrotal pain (settled for seven figures); circumcision leading to buried penis syndrome; abdominal surgery causing bowel perforation, loss of spleen, sepsis and/or death; orthopaedics (particularly hips and knees).
Several cases have involved allegations of negligence ancillary to surgery, especially alleged failures to manage the risk of DVT and pulmonary embolism, but also issues of infection and post-surgical bleeding and deterioration.
Recommendations
“Henry is thorough and approachable. He has an excellent grasp of complex medical and legal issues.” “Very good in sensitive situations and excellent with clients.” “He produces excellent pleadings and is very good in conference and great at questioning experts.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Enthusiastic, passionate and excellent on his feet.”
Legal 500 2019
“Wonderful at empathising with clients - he is the ideal barrister for a very vulnerable client.” “Extremely good on his feet.”
Chambers UK 2018
“A very personable lawyer, who goes the extra mile for clients.”
Legal 500 2017
“Excellent attention to detail and an easy but confident manner with clients.” “Client-friendly manner.” “He has great empathy and understanding for clients. If you have someone who is very vulnerable he’s just the sort of person to have.” “Written work is excellent, he doesn’t skip any details.”
Chambers UK 2017
“He has wonderful client-care skills.”
Legal 500 2016
“He has a real talent for clinical negligence. He’s knowledgeable and clients find him empathetic and approachable.” “He’s very helpful, very bright, and very good at focusing in on what’s important.” “He is very good with clients. I want a counsel who I know will be friendly and approachable. He is thorough but caring, and helps to achieve the result I want to achieve.” “He has an excellent attention to detail and an easy but confident manner with clients.”
Chambers UK 2016
Notable Cases
Earp v University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust at [2018] 10 WLUK 675
Trial on breach of duty and causation in clinical negligence case. Issues of law concerning inferences from the absence of documentation and the failure to call a significant witness.
Wiselaw Kownacki v Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; HHJ Wood QC; (24 April 2015); Lawtel AC0146913
The trial of a clinical negligence case in which the claimant alleged that his spleen was negligently damaged during abdominal surgery.
Dennison v (1) Dennison (2) Saga Insurance (CC) 24.07.08 Lawtel AC0118457
(Future cost of paid care)
Mitson v Inglis 19 October 2005 (QB)
Silber J (costs orders on appeals)
Chase v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd [2002] EWHC 1101 (QB)
(Use of medical records)
Memberships
AvMA
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Qualifications
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Worcester College, Oxford University

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Hewes v (1) West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust; (2) East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust;...

Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018