Gemma is a solicitor in the clinical negligence department. She joined the firm in 2010 as a graduate paralegal and completed her training contract with the firm in 2015. Prior to joining Stephensons Gemma obtained an upper second class honours degree in law from the University of Manchester and a distinction in the Legal Practice Course.
Gemma has a varied clinical negligence caseload including cases of surgical error, delay in diagnosis of cancer, misdiagnosis, orthopaedic injury and inappropriate and delayed medical treatment. She also has a small number of dental claims. Gemma has also assisted in a number of successful multi-million pound cerebral palsy and wrongful birth claims.
A number of Gemma’s clients are bringing their case on behalf of a loved one who has sadly passed away. Gemma is very aware of the worries and concerns that families have when someone has died as a result of negligent medical treatment. She therefore makes every effort to ensure that their case is as stress-free as possible and aims to uncover answers to the questions which her clients inevitably have about what happened.
- Was successful in securing compensation for a client whose baby was born stillborn as a result of the hospital’s negligence
- Secured £22,000 for the family of an elderly woman who suffered an entirely avoidable fractured leg whilst being moved in a hoist following an endoscopy
- Acted for the family of a client with Parkinson’s who suffered a severe scald whilst being cared for in a nursing Home