Laura Owen

Solicitor

Biography

Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2005. She worked for a high street firm before joining Stephensons in May 2012. Laura specialised in family law but joined the clinical negligence department in May 2016 to pursue a change in direction of her career. She initially assisted the other fee earners before building her own caseload. Laura briefly left the firm in late 2020 to work for a local clinical negligence practice but returned to the team in July 2021.

Laura has a varied caseload of clinical negligence claims including:

  • Delay in diagnosis of strokes
  • Orthopaedic injury
  • Delay in diagnosis of cancer
  • Misdiagnosis

Cases of interest

Laura has assisted on:

  • A cerebral palsy case arising out of treatment during labour and delivery. The case settled for approximately £2.6 million
  • A brain injury case arising out of treatment following surgery. The case settled for approximately £3.4 million

Laura’s cases:

  • Laura settled a claim in the sum of £15,000 for a delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Laura settled a claim in the sum of £17,000 for the delay in diagnosing and treating a retinal detachment
  • Laura settled a claim in the sum of £20,000 for psychiatric injury caused to a client following them waking during surgery
  • Laura settled a claim in the sum of £20,000 for the avoidable stillbirth of a baby
  • Laura settled a claim in the sum of £15,000 for the delay in diagnosis of bladder cancer