Senior Solicitor and Joint Head of Clinical Negligence.
Vince is joint head of the clinical negligence practice and has been supporting people with medical negligence claims since 1998.
He has worked at Hudgell Solicitors since 2011 as team manager and has a focus on hospital negligence, surgical errors, medical negligence, dental negligence and successfully handles many sensitive and complex high-value claims.
Vince is regularly called upon by clients who find themselves in challenging circumstances and who seek high value damages and dedicated rehabilitation programmes which will improve their daily lives after suffering often life-changing injuries and disabilities as a result of medical error. He has been involved in cases involving lower limb amputations and spinal injuries, leading to multi-million pound settlements.
Vince secured £650,000 damages for a client who suffered irreversible spinal injuries following the failure of a Hospital Trust to appropriately investigate his worsening back pain. When finally x-rayed and sent for an MRI scan a misunderstanding at the hospital resulted in him being discharged home without the MRI being checked. As a result his condition deteriorated further to the extent that he lost bowel and bladder control and when his GP made urgent arrangements for another MRI scan to be performed as an outpatient it revealed a large central disc bulge and he was diagnosed as having cauda equine syndrome and underwent emergency surgery.
He also secured a £300,000 damages settlement for a client who’d had an initial offer of £30,000 damages to settle his case. This was after he developed a serious skin infection after an elective below knee amputation to address long standing foot and ankle pain, causing him to then needa high above knee amputation.
In another case, which was denied by the hospital trust, he secured damages of £87,500 after an initial offer of just £20,000 was made. The case involved his client not being assessed properly when experiencing swelling of the salivary glands and delayed diagnosis, leading to it reoccurring after removal of the gland.
- PGDip Legal Practice, Solicitor
- BA (Hons) Law & Business
Jointly led by Chris Moore and Vince Shore, Hudgell Solicitors‘ clinical negligence offering covers a diverse array of matters such as surgical errors, and misdiagnosis. In addition, its expertise extends to the complexities of delayed diagnosis, GP negligence and errors in dental work. On the personal injury side, the firm’s Jane Woodcock oversees a team that handles catastrophic cases and places a strong emphasis on optimum rehabilitative support. The practice contains panel members of national amputee charity, the Limbless Association and works alongside local charity P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery. Chartered legal executive Helena Wood is another key contact for clinical negligence matters.