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Injury lawyer details for Sara Burns

Injury lawyer - Injury lawyer details for Sara Burns

Tel: 0121 214 5279

sara.burns@irwinmitchell.com

Clinical negligence

Injury lawyer - senior litigator

About Sara Burns

Partner specialising in complex clinical negligence cases.  Sara heads up a team of 6, which is one of the five teams in the Birmingham clinical negligence department specialising solely in clinical negligence.  She has experience in claims involving all types of injury with a range of values.  Sara has particular interest in obstetric and birth injury claims and has extensive experience of "wrongful birth" claims.  She has successfully concluded many multimillion pound claims in her almost 19 years of experience as a claimant clinical negligence lawyer.  She is committed to securing the rehabilitation her clients need and has secured some substantial interim payments to provide rehabilitation packages, accommodation and care to enhance her clients’ lives.  Her notable cases include: Spencer v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – Cerebral palsy claim with liability entered at 75% and settled at £2,715,000 together with periodical payments of £116,000 pa until age 19 and £157,000 thereafter; O’Reggio v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - cerebral palsy claim with liability entered at 80% and settled at £2,450,000 together with periodical payments of £100,000 pa until age 19 and £160,000 thereafter;  Canning-Kishver v City Hospital NHS Trust – successful trial on liability in neonatal claim leading to brain injury with a settlement of £1.8m capital sum with periodical payments to age 18 years of £70,000 per annum and £90,000 thereafter; Nixon v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - a cerebral palsy claim with liability entered at 85% and a settlement of £2m capital sum with periodical payments to age 11 of £50,000 per annum, to age 22 years of £64,000 per annum and £124,000 thereafter; Khairule v North West SHA - £2m settlement in birth injury claim following successful trial on limitation.  Sara regularly delivers training on conducting clinical negligence claims.

APIL membership: Practitioner member  - What does this mean?

APIL accreditation: Senior Litigator

Other memberships: Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), Law Society

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Sara Burns
IRWIN MITCHELL LLP
Imperial House
31 Temple Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 5DB
Tel: 0121 214 5279
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