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Clinical Negligence Solicitor


Michelle Tebbutt | Hudgell Solicitors

Medical Negligence, dental negligence, delayed diagnosis, orthopaedic efforts and oncological errors.


Michelle covers all aspects of medical and dental negligence work but has particular strengths and interests in supporting people in cases relating to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and orthopaedic claims relating to lower and upper limbs and the spine.
She is also experienced in handling claims relating to GP errors, delayed diagnosis and cases where patients have suffered harm due to surgical errors.
Michelle has dealt with medical negligence claims since 2010, qualifying as a solicitor in November 2014 and joined the Hudgell Solicitors clinical negligence department in March 2015, having previously worked at another firm.

Significant Cases

Michelle’s past cases include representing the family of an elderly patient who died after becoming confused and drinking a bottle of hand sanitizer in hospital. This case sparked a national safety alert as the local coroner wrote to NHS England highlighting his concerns that more deaths could be caused if changes were not made on hospital wards and lessons learned.
The case for negligence against the local trust was successful. Michelle was pleased to see the issue raised at a national level to prevent similar avoidable tragedies in the future.

She was also successful in securing damages in excess of £30,000 in cases on behalf of two dental patients against four different dentists who all worked at the same surgery. One lady was suddenly told she had ‘widespread periodontal disease’, despite regularly attending check-ups and appointments for six years. Michelle also successfully represented a patient had been left in agony after the fitting of a fixed bridge.
As part of the cases numerous areas of concern in the treatment received by both patients of were highlighted, from the standard of care provided to the lack of information and consultation taking place


2:1 (Hons) Law LLB degree
Legal Practice Course with distinction
Hull Law Society Member