Viewing: Medical for Mamta Gupta

Mamta is a Clinical Negligence specialist. She has extensive experience in the full gamut of medical negligence work. Mamta works on complex matters including those involving multiple Defendants and of high value awards, both in her own right and when acting as Junior with Leading Counsel.
She is consistently ranked in the Legal Directories for her work in Clinical Negligence as a “widely respected junior who is noted for her outstanding client skills” who is “great with clients”. Mamta has widespread experience in obstetric and gynaecological matters. As well as being a delegated speaker for AvMA, she regularly provides seminars to professional clients on a variety of subjects recently including shoulder dystocia, perineal tears, vaginal mesh/TVT and CTG traces.
Recent cases include:
Ophthalmology
- Failure to diagnose retinal detachment resulting in permanent visual distortion;
- GP failure to appropriately investigate proptosis causing benign tumour to transform to adenocarcinoma causing loss of eye;
- Representing Optometrist against claim of failure to position intra-ocular lens appropriately;
- Representing Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon for failing to obtain informed consent before proceeding to cataract removal and exchange with symphony lens allegedly leading to poor vision, floaters and glare with bright lights;
- Negligent delay in surgical resection of macroadenoma of pituitary gland causing impaired vision.
Sepsis
- resulting in death;
- Representing Family of young mother who died following negligence in treating sepsis causing death;
Anaesthesia
- Failure to administer appropriate doses of anaesthesia leading to MI and death;
Orthopaedic
- Failure to identify ruptured Achilles tendon leading to chronic pain syndrome;
- Orthopaedic mismanagement inc. cases arising out of complications following hip and knee replacements;
- Delay in diagnosing scaphoid fracture leading to avoidable surgery and longstanding injury;
- Failure to remove drill/screws after shoulder joint replacement surgery causing osteoarthritis;
Cosmetic Procedures
- Cosmetic surgery failures including breast implants and reconstruction surgery;
- Representing private GP against claim of negligent Brazilian butt-lift;
- Negligent rhinoplasty against private doctor resulting in asymmetry and collapsed nostrils;
Cardiology
- Anaesthetic failures leading to cardiac arrest and death;
- treating lymphoedema and delay in diagnosing aortic aneurysm;
- Cardiology Cardiological cases including failure to treat diabetes before CABG surgery resulting in mediastinitis and osteomyelitis and failure to provide appropriate mobility advice after CABG surgery leading to chronic pain syndrome;
Pharmacology
- Failure to take account of the reaction between drugs causing longstanding injury;
- Failure in prescribing the wrong medication;
- Failure to end prescription of medication causing long term neurological conditions
Care/Nursing Homes
- Negligent care of elderly patients in hospital and care/nursing homes;
Geriatrics
- Failure to carry out adequate falls risk assessments;
- Pressure sore cases concerning tissue viability failures and failures to turn/risk assess appropriately;
ENT cases
- Failure to diagnose temporo-mandibular joint pain dysfunction syndrome leading to permanent tinnitus;
- Negligent insertion of bilateral grommets causing tinnitus;
Other Information
Mamta sits on the Retention sub-committee for the Equality and Diversity Committee at the Bar Council. Before joining the Bar, Mamta worked in the City as a Management Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 2 years and on the Africa Desk at the Foreign Commonwealth Office for 15 months [including going on mission]. Mamta also taught English in Tokyo for 15 months.
Languages
Proficient Hindi and French, [Diploma, Universite Stendhal, Grenoble and Diplomatic French Diploma, FCO]. Basic Japanese.
Recommendations
“She is an impressively tenacious advocate who prepares her advice and submissions carefully. She can be relied upon to find the weaknesses in either side’s argument, which helps to head off problems later in the case.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Brilliant at cross-examining medical experts.”
Legal 500 2019
“A widely respected junior who is noted for her outstanding client skills. She comes particularly recommended for cases involving obstetrics and gynaecology. Great with clients - she does a good job of putting them at ease. She’s very easy to work with and turns work around quickly.”
Chambers UK 2018
“She fights her client’s corner with vigour.”
Legal 500 2017
“A widely respected junior, she is noted for her outstanding client skills and dedication. She is frequently instructed in cases involving obstetrics and gynaecology. She’s empathetic and you feel that she will go the extra mile for the clients. Always delivers what she promises.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Sources highlight her exemplary client care and her skilled handling of sensitive gynaecological and obstetric cases. A well-respected advocate, she is predominantly instructed on behalf of claimants.” Strengths: “She is excellent in gynaecological cases and great with clients, she does a good job of putting clients at ease. She is very easy to work with and turns work around quickly.”
Chambers UK 2016
Notable Cases
Re: LK
2018
Wrongful birth case with Leading Counsel where mother was not given the option of chromosomal screening and gave birth to her son with Downs Syndrome
Re: LP
2018
5 day trial representing Claimant alleging failure in carrying out instrumental delivery causing 4th degree perineal tear,
Re: ZC
Failure to identify DCIS/pre-invasive cancer on the mammogram/MRI resulting in death, the Deceased is survived by 7 children, liability and causation in dispute,
Re: PW
2017
Trial on behalf of the Claimant alleging failure to provide the Deceased to provide with adequate nutrition which resulted in severe malnutrition, refeeding syndrome, sepsis and death,
Re: HS
2017
Represented Doctor for negligent private Brazilian Butt-lift treatment, settled at JSM.
Re: JG
2017
With Leading Counsel. Erbs Palsy case, liability, causation and quantum in issue, no medical records of the delivery, settled at JSM - 575K
Re: TS
2016
With Leading Counsel. Cerebral Palsy case, causation and quantum in issue,
Re: JL
2016
Fatal case made on behalf of husband on behalf of himself and two young dependents, where young wife/mother died after failures to treat sepsis by Practice Nurse and Hospital, liability, causation and quantum in issue – claim value 700K.
Re: B
Fatal case where failures in treating sepsis resulted in death – claim settled at 120K
Re: PD
2014
Delay in diagnosis of patellae malposition resulting in permanent disability in a wheelchair – claim value around 950K, proceeding to JSM,
Re: SC
2014
With Leading Counsel. Gynaecological case settled at 600K. Issue was that the Claimant’s prognosis for recovery was disputed and could only be confirmed upon the Claimant undergoing a PMP. Matter settled at JSM before Claimant entered into PMP.
Re: JL
2012
With Leading Counsel. Erbs Palsy settled at 700K. Defendant admitted failure to carry out caesarean section given pathological CTG traces. Issue was whether the Claimant also suffered brain damage as a result of a prolonged period of hypoxia during labour. The case settled on the basis that no brain damage had been suffered.
Re: PF
2012
With Leading Counsel. Tetraplegic case. Liability was admitted and outstanding issue was causation and quantum. Work involved assimilating CandP evidence including case management and accommodation claims to value the claim.
INQUEST WORK: Failure of mental health trust to provide appropriate care to teenager leading to suicide by hanging
Failure of Mental Health Trust to provide adequate Care to man sectioned under s3 MHA leading to death by hanging.
Failure of Mental Health Trust to treat depression resulting in suicide [hanging].
Criticism of NHS out-of hours service following death of boy.
Accident of supermarket vehicle inspector who died of catastrophic brain injuries.
Mechanic died of catastrophic head injuries at work.
Awards
Lincolns Inn Lord Denning Scholar [Bar Vocational Course]
Lincolns Inn Lord Wolfson Scholar [Pupillage]
Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar [New Zealand]
Memberships
AvMA
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 2(i)
Dip Law (Commendation)
Dip International Relations [New York University]
Programme on Negotiation, [Harvard Law School]
Publications
Cardiotocography: An introduction
Finding liability, P.I.L.J. 2018, 164(Apr), 5-7
Gupta, M. (2016) An ever-changing landscape. Personal Injury Law Journal P.I.L.J. (2016/17) No.151 (Dec/Jan), pp8-10

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