Sarah Campbell practises exclusively in the area of claimant clinical negligence work.
Her cases largely arise from severe neurological injury, birth injury and death. She has a particular interest in claims involving maternal death during or shortly after childbirth, and antenatal screening failures.
She also acts for claimants who have suffered neurological damage after inappropriate neurosurgical intervention and for a number of claimants where cardiothoracic surgery has gone disastrously wrong, for example, because of the surgeon’s failure to de-air the heart effectively or to lower the patient’s body temperature sufficiently during surgery to protect vulnerable structures such as the brain.
Sarah’s case, Janet Birch v University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 2237, is a leading case about obtaining informed consent from a patient. The judgment in the case found that the duty to inform a patient of the significant risks of a medical procedure was sometimes only discharged if the patient was made aware of an alternative procedure associated with fewer or no risks. Sarah successfully represented Mrs Birch who suffered a debilitating stroke after undergoing invasive catheter angiography rather than MRI angiography.
Chambers guide to the legal profession 2012 describes Sarah as an "effective and determined" partner commended for her work dealing with neurological injuries.
Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1999 having trained at Leigh Day with Anne Winyard, and became a partner in 2006.