About 90% of Christopher's work is clinical negligence claims acting on behalf of the claimant (and/or family). In the last few years, the damages obtained on behalf of clients has been about £30m pa. Christopher acts in a number of very high value claims including cerebral palsy and tetraplegia, as well as the usual range of smaller claims (Erbs palsy, amputation, anaesthetic accident causing paralysis, hospital acquired infection and so on). The balance of work is some PI and legal negligence (involving negligent management of clinical negligence/PI). Recent cases include: Melvin v Newcastle General Hospital NHS Trust  Failure to diagnose and decompress spinal tumour leading to tetraplegia with a need for 24 hour care, accommodation and aids. Claim settled for £1.25 million and £90,000 pa PPO (£3.25 million if capitalised). Instructed by Ben Hoare Bell; J v Homerton Hospitals NHS Trust  Gentamicin related deafness causing behavioural difficulties, learning disorder. Claim settled for £1.37 million lump sum plus £110,000 pa PPO (£4.75 million if capitalised). Instructed by Leigh Day; Jahn v Dr Mangat  GP negligence claim. Lithium toxicity causing brain damage. Claim settled for lump sum of £2 million. Instructed by Leigh Day.
Called 1981; Middle Temple. Trustee of Learning for Life. Publications of note: Pedaller to Peking; APIL Personal Injury Handbook.
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