Clinical Negligence Team Expansion

Birchall Blackburn is pleased to announce the expansion of its dedicated clinical negligence team.
Gareth Lloyd has recently been recruited as a solicitor  to the clinical negligence team, having started his training with a large  firm in Liverpool, particularly specialising in clinical negligence, and then progressing to a Manchester firm, further developing his clinical negligence experience.

The team, all based at our Preston office, consists of Carlos Lopez (Partner), Duncan Stackhouse (Associate and Senior Litigation Executive) and Gareth Lloyd (Solicitor).  All three, have significant experience in a wide range of clinical negligence fields, dealing with clients from across England and Wales.

Carlos Lopez, supervising Partner says, “We are pleased to welcome Gareth to the team.  Gareth came late to the legal professional, which is no bad thing, as he brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of investigation and evidence gathering.  The expansion of the Clinical negligence unit is an exciting opportunity for the firm, which, in part is due to the large demand placed on us for this type of work. Tragically more and more people are affected by the negligence of GP’s, Dentists and Hospitals professions. The recent promotion of Duncan Stackhouse to Associate, recognises the experience that the department offers.”

The team specialises particularly in:

  • Mis-Diagnosis or a delay in diagnosis
  • Oncology cases
  • Overseas medical negligence claims
  • Ophthalmic “eye injury” claims.
  • Catastrophic injury claims
  • Complications suffered as a result of surgery
  • Complications suffered as a result of poorly managed childbirth or pregnancy
  • Poor Dental treatment
  • A hospital acquired infection

If you, or anyone you know, has been affected by the negligence of a medical practitioner or health service professional, then contact Carlos Lopez on 01772 552246 or email him at,uk.