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Rebecca Ridgeon

Associate solicitor

Rebecca Ridgeon is an associate solicitor in the medical negligence department.

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Rebecca Ridgeon is an associate solicitor in the medical negligence department.

Rebecca is an associate solicitor in the clinical negligence department, working in Leigh Day’s Manchester office. Rebecca assists clients in a range of medical negligence cases, including people who have suffered brain, spinal, orthopaedic and other life-changing injuries.

Legal expertise

Rebecca joined Leigh Day as a trainee solicitor in September 2016 and she has worked exclusively on medical negligence cases since September 2017. She qualified as a solicitor in September 2018.
Rebecca deals with a range of medical negligence cases and has successfully negotiated substantial compensation payments for clients who have suffered a variety of serious injuries including strokes, limb amputation, gynaecological injuries, and serious eye disorders as a result of negligent medical treatment. She also represents families who have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of medical negligence, representing families at Inquests as well as investigating any accompanying medical negligence claim.

Rebecca’s recent cases include:

  • Representing the family of 35-year-old Steven Hasler at inquest, after he was sent home from A&E with a serious chest wound infection which went on to cause sepsis.
  • Representing the family of Professor Philip Lowe at inquest, after he died from a perforated colon because doctors failed to treat a twist in his bowel.
  • Negotiating a settlement for a man who was sent home with a punctured bowel following routine surgery for gallstones.
  • Negotiating a six-figure settlement for a man after he suffered a serious complication of Optical Express laser eye surgery which went undiagnosed for six months.
  • Negotiating a settlement for woman after a six-month delay in diagnosis of a wrist fracture which left her with permanent symptoms.
  • Representing an elite racing cyclist who was left with additional scarring to his face after a botched procedure.
  • Representing a woman in her 20s who developed ovarian cancer due to a delay in following up an ovarian cyst.

What clients say:

“Rebecca from Leigh Day has been constantly supportive and understanding throughout the ordeal of my case.” - Client of Rebecca

“I can’t thank Rebecca and the team at Leigh Day for the work they put into this case. I always speak openly and have to say Rebecca and the team at Leigh Day have been fantastic during every step of this process. From the very first call I had with Rebecca, she listened to my experience and concerns, most notably the point that I wanted to use this process to highlight the failures that occurred within the Health Board treatment process, to provide constructive critical feedback where errors occurred and to prevent anyone else having to undergo a misdiagnosis of this type of injury again. I was unsure whether to go down this route, but would recommend to anyone that if they feel they have been misdiagnosed, and negatively impacted because of it, reach out and contact Rebecca and the team at Leigh Day.” - Ross Evans, former client of Rebecca


News and blogs

News Article
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Medical negligence Late diagnosis

Compensation for child who suffered permanent kidney damage, after doctors failed to diagnose a serious urinary tract infection

A five-figure settlement has been achieved for a family whose child suffered serious kidney damage following a delay in diagnosing a urinary tract infection (UTI).

News Article
Hospital Maternity Sign
Medical negligence Settlement

Six-figure settlement reached for woman who suffered a ruptured bowel following C-section

A woman, who we have called Nina, has received £175,000 in compensation in a legal claim against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after they failed to diagnose and treat her bowel obstruction.

News Article
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Medical negligence Settlement

Family settles claim with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust over death of University of Newcastle professor, Philip Lowe

The family of University of Newcastle professor, Philip Lowe OBE, have settled a legal claim against Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust following his death aged 69 in February 2020.