About David Thomas
Medical negligence and high value personal injury claims.
David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a Partner based in Simpson Millar's London office. He heads his own team representing membership organisations and members of the public.
David has over 20 years experience acting exclusively for Claimants who have been injured by hospitals, doctors and other care providers and clinicians. He has a particular interest in birth injury claims, delayed or missed diagnosis of cancer and other conditions and general surgical accidents.
He also accepts high value personal injury cases on behalf of Claimants injured during and outside of work or injured as car users and pedestrians. David is happy to receive instructions on behalf of protected parties such as children and persons lacking mental capacity.
C v P&S NHS Trust - Failure to diagnose calcium deficiency in a patient following thyroid surgery, leading to life threatening hypocalcaemic tetany and a severe psychiatric reaction. Case settled a few days before trial for £650,000.00
P v Dr B - Client sustained a life threatening puncture injury to his aorta while undergoing keyhole surgery for acid reflux resulting in longterm damage to his bowel. Case settled for £250,000.00 at a Joint settlement Meeting with the surgeons legal team.
S v Arriva - David recovered £283,000.00 for a 50 year old sales executive who sustained a subtle brain injury when a passing bus's wing mirror clipped her boot lid while she was standing beneath it.
David accepts cases on a No Win, No Fee basis and/or legal aid in birth injury cases.
Qualifications & Accreditations:
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal injury Lawyers
Accredited Member of Law Society and AvMA Clinical Negligence Panels
David's hobbies include mountain walking, cricket, rugby and football. One of his proudest achievements is climbing the Tibet side of Mount Everest and raising funds for the Teenage Cancer trust.