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Thank you SO much Gemma. You are a star! We couldn’t have done it without your attention to detail and sheer hard work! – Jenny, client of Gemma

Gemma is a solicitor in the clinical negligence department at Leigh Day.

Gemma qualified at the firm in September 2008. 

Gemma advises on a wide range of cases. She has a particular interest in birth injury claims, cytogenetic analysis, wrongful birth claims, mental health issues and the delayed diagnosis of cancer .

Some of her cases include:
  • Settling a claim for a child who suffered a hypoxic brain injury at birth, due to mismanaged labour
  • Acting for the family of a teenager who suffered a pulmonary embolism and died after taking the combined contraceptive pill
  • Securing compensation for a mother whose child’s chromosomal abnormality was not picked up during antenatal testing
  • Acting for a mother who suffered psychiatric injury due to mismanaged labour
  • Reaching settlement on a case where a child’s cerebral palsy was caused by maternal uterine rupture after a previous caesarean section
  • Obtaining damages for the parents of a child who died due to the mismanagement of medication
  • Acting for a client whose stroke was misdiagnosed and untreated, resulting in significant injury
  • Obtaining compensation for a child who suffered a brain injury in utero from an amniocentesis needle
  • Acting for a child with cerebral palsy, whose brain injury was caused by mismanaged neonatal ventilator settings resulting in prolonged hypocarbia
  • Securing settlements for a mother and her child, both of whom were injured due to a mismanaged attempt to deliver the child by forceps during labour

Gemma also works on cases representing families at inquests and is member of the INQUEST Lawyers Group.

Gemma has contributed to Issue 7 and Issue 8 of the Leigh Day Brain & Spinal Newsletter.

Gemma is currently on maternity leave.

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