Sanja Strkljevic is a senior solicitor in the clinical negligence department. She qualified in September 2004, having trained at Bindmans. She joined Leigh Day in January 2008, after working at Irwin Mitchell.
Sanja has been running her own caseload since 2011, after working with Claire Fazan
as an assistant solicitor. Whilst assisting Claire, Sanja worked on complex cases and those of maximum severity including cerebral palsy
and acquired brain injury
. During this period, Sanja also ran her own cases which ranged in complexity and value.
Sanja acts for both adults and children and has a varied caseload. Her cases involve medical treatment provided by the NHS and in the private sector. Her particular interest lies in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology and fatal accidents litigation. Some examples of Sanja’s cases include:
- claims for mothers who have suffered gynaecological, colorectal and psychological injuries during and after childbirth;
- claims for children who have suffered brain injury with cerebral palsy;
- acting for families of patients who have died as a consequence of medical treatment;
- cases involving failure to diagnose and treat infections resulting in physical and neurological injuries;
- injuries sustained as a result of surgical treatment;
- representing parents in cases of stillbirth and neonatal deaths.
Cases which Sanja has recently successfully concluded include:
- A claim for the widower and three children of a woman who died during her pregnancy as a consequence of failure to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia at Lewisham Hospital.
- A claim for a woman arising from failure to diagnose and repair a third degree tear sustained during the birth of her first child, resulting in psychiatric and physical injuries.
- A claim for a man who sustained multiple injuries during an operation on his bowel as a consequence of anaesthetic and surgical negligence. He suffers from a brain injury and bilateral nerve injuries in his legs, resulting in foot drop, chronic pain, psychological injury and cognitive dysfunction.
- A claim for four adult daughters of a woman who died as a consequence of failure to diagnose and treat thyrotoxicosis.
- A claim for the widow and child of a man who died as a result of failure to diagnose and treat post-operative complications of bowel surgery.
- A claim for a partner of a woman who died as a consequence of failure to diagnose and treat a psoas abscess at Queen’s Hospital in Romford.
- A claim for the family of an elderly woman who died after her duodenum was perforated during endoscopic retrograde cholangeopancreatography (ERCP).