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About Dominic Fairclough Dominic is Managing Partner of Russell Cooke and a Partner in the Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Team, advising on both clinical negligence and personal injury claims. Identified as a 'leading individual' by Chambers, he is described as a 'highly personable' individual (Chambers 2011). His expertise includes cases involving fatal accidents, industrial diseases (including asbestos exposure), obstetric claims and neurological injury. He also has extensive experience representing bereaved families at inquests in cases including deaths in hospital and in the workplace; murder; and suicide. He has lectured externally to clinicians and hospital managers.
Dominic is recommended for personal injury in 'Legal Experts 2012'.
Examples of recent cases in which Dominic has acted include:
Almos Toth deceased - An inquest was held at St Pancras Coroner's Court to investigate the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Baby Toth shortly after his birth. Dominic represented the baby's parents.
Stephan Coetser v Alun Davies - Dominic represented the Claimant in a case arising from the negligent performance of operations to remove some of Mr Coetser's ribs.
Suzanne Ballantyne deceased - Dominic was the advocate for the family of Mrs Ballantyne deceased whose tragic death was the subject of an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court in June 2011.
RO (by her litigation friend, CO) v St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust - Unreasonable delay in the delivery of the Claimant caused the asphyxia and the subsequent cerebral palsy that she went on to suffer. Dominic acted for the Claimant. The case settled out of court for £1.7m lump sum together with substantial annual periodical payments of up to £200,000 for the remainder of her life.
C(deceased) v King's College Hospital NHS Foundation - Dominic acted for the executor of the claimant's estate in an allegation of negligence against King's College Hospital and a failure to provide treatment suitable for the claimant's condition which resulted in death by multiple organ failure.
P v Professor Gleeson - Dominic acted on behalf of a claimant whose ear infection led to paralysis and ongoing complications with both her feet following the failure to properly treat and record her post-operative acute inflammation of the ear canal.
T v North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust - In this case, Dominic advised a claimant in respect of the hospital's failure to correctly diagnose the claimant's condition and unnecessary procedure of a bladder neck insertion.
Charles Hoult v Dr Dilip Shah - Dominic advised in relation to the claimant's significant loss of vision caused by prescription of drugs arising from the poor management of the risk factors involved with the patient's medical history.
A v Queen Elixabeth Hospital NHS Trust - This case involved injury sustained to the claimant due to delayed diagnosis of stenosis following a failure to recognise the symptoms of recurrent transient ischaemic attacks.
P v Epsom & St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust - Dominic acted in relation to fractured femur surgery which led to loss of sensation in the claimant's foot, mobility problems and subsequent pressure sores.
Chambers 2012 comment that "Clients know that they will get "100% support"" from him.
Dominic is a member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), INQUEST Lawyers Group and the London and Surrey Borders Ethics Committee. He is a clinical negligence panel member for Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and the Law Society.
Dominic studied at Loughborough University and subsequently trained at Evill and Coleman, becoming a Partner in 2000. He joined Russell-Cooke on the merger of the two firms in 2005.
What does this mean?
Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), Law Society
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