Medical Solicitors appoints Consultant Solicitor Sarah Johnson to head up new York branch
Medical Solicitors is delighted to welcome one of Yorkshire’s leading medical negligence specialists, Sarah Johnson, as Consultant Senior Solicitor.
Despite the obvious challenges 2020 has brought during the global pandemic, the Medical Solicitors team has continued to help an increasing number of victims of medical negligence. Sarah’s appointment is part of our expansion programme with the exciting launch of a second branch which will open in York and be led by Sarah.
About Sarah Johnson
Sarah has had an acclaimed career spanning over three decades, during which time she has become a prominent name within clinical negligence due to her high level of expertise and skill representing patients. Some of her significant achievements and credentials include:
- Ranked as a Band 2 practitioner by Chambers and Partners
- Panel member for Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the charity for patient safety and justice
- Panel member for the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation
- Senior Litigator of APIL
Having studied a joint BA honours degree in Law and English at Keele University, Sarah decided to go down the law route and completed her studies at Chester Law College some 30 years ago. She began her legal career at a Hull law firm where she worked on cases in various disciplines including conveyancing, family law and personal injury.
In 1996, Sarah joined Goole-based Heptonstalls Solicitors to develop her knowledge in medical law where she subsequently became Head of Medical Negligence and a Partner at the practice. After almost 25 years with Heptonstalls, Sarah now joins Medical Solicitors to help strengthen our experienced team and develop the specialist services we offer.
Well versed in complicated brain damage claims, often related to catastrophic birth injury, Sarah is also adept at complex orthopaedic cases and spinal injury cases including cauda equina claims. Due to the nature of her specialisms, many past cases have been high value including a £1.5million wrong birth settlement, a six-figure compensation award for a man who suffered foot drop following cancer surgery, and another six-figure settlement for a lady whose mismanagement of cauda equina syndrome resulted in spinal cord compression.
Sarah says: “I find it very satisfying helping clients to recover life changing sums of money that will help them take back control of their lives. One of my most gratifying cases was helping a young girl with serious brain injuries achieve a multi-million-pound settlement which gave her parents the comfort of knowing her needs would be provided for, come what may.”
The new branch office, in York, is based at The Raylor Centre just outside the city centre, opens on Monday 2nd November. If you think you have a medical negligence claim, call our friendly team on 01904 947733 free of charge for specialist medical legal advice on a no win no fee basis today.