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Rebecca Ridgeon

Associate solicitor

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

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Rebecca is a associate solicitor in the clinical negligence department, working in Leigh Day’s Manchester office. Rebecca assists partners Stephen Jones and Brendan Hope on a range of medical negligence cases on behalf of clients who have suffered brain, spinal, orthopaedic and other serious 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.

What clients say:

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


News and blogs

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Woman in her 20s developed ovarian cancer due to doctors’ surgery’s failure to arrange follow-up for an ovarian cyst

A woman has received £80,000 compensation in a legal claim against her GP after a benign ovarian cyst was not followed up and then developed into a malignant 30cm tumour.

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Woman suffered stroke after heart condition went undiagnosed

The family of a woman who suffered a stroke after her heart condition was not diagnosed for six years after symptoms were spotted has reached a five-figure settlement with her GP.

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Racing cyclist left with additional scarring to his face after botched procedure

When a racing cyclist suffered a deep facial injury in a nasty cycling accident, it was repaired under local anaesthetic by a surgeon who left grit and dirt inside the wound.