Rosa Dickinson Clinical Negligence

Call: 2006

Introduction

Rosa is an experienced employment and civil practitioner with a busy practice.

Rosa regularly represents Claimants and Respondents in employment tribunal cases. She has appeared numerous times in the  EAT for both appellants and  respondents.

Rosa has experience of the full range of employment claims,  including unfair dismissal,  constructive dismissal,  sex, race  and disability discrimination, whistleblowing and  TUPE. She is confident dealing  with high value claims,  and  has appeared in statutory cap  cases in the  tribunal. She has a particular interest in disability discrimination claims.

Rosa is instructed in employment disputes at every stage of the  proceedings, and  is regularly involved in drafting  initial advices in respect of prospects, drafting  grounds of complaint/resistance, preliminary  hearings and  trials.

Rosa has established a busy personal injury practice both in terms of court hearings and  paperwork. She frequently appears in fast track and  multi-track trials in respect of both liability and  quantum, as well as dealing  with interim  hearings and  costs only hearings.

Rosa has a successful paper practice, and  regularly advises  clients  as to liability and/or quantum both on paper and  in conference. She is also experienced at drafting  pleadings.

Rosa undertakes a wide variety of cases including trippers  and  slippers,  employers liability, road  traffic accidents, occupiers liability. Rosa is equally  confident at representing claimants or defendants (including  local authorities), having ample experience of both.

Rosa accepts appropriate cases on a CFA.

 

Qualifications and Appointments:

  • Deputy District Judge (Civil)
  • BA Jurisprudence (1st Class), Trinity College (Oxford)
  • BVC, Nottingham Law School (Very Competent)

Memberships:

  • Employment Law Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • PIBA

Clinical Negligence

Rosa has experience of representing both claimants and  defendants in a wide range of clinical negligence matters, including high value claims  and  claims  under the  Fatal Accidents Act.

Rosa has a particular interest in cases involving the  misdiagnosis of cancer. For example, she  represented a client whose soft tissue  sarcoma was misdiagnosed as a lipoma  on three occasions, leading  to a delay in diagnosis in the  region of five years. The case raised  complex issues  of causation; all experts agreed that  the  cancer would  lead to the  early death of the  claimant, but the  defendant’s stance was that  the  prognosis had  not  been materially  affected by the  delay in diagnosis. Rosa also represented the  estate of a client who  had  died from  prostate cancer following  errors  in his care  which  led to a year’s delay in diagnosis, and  a client whose breast cancer was not  diagnosed leading  to loss of life expectancy.

Examples of other cases Rosa has been instructed in include:

  • A claim against an orthopaedic surgeon in respect of internal  fixation of a closed displaced subtrochanteric which  was in a mal reduced position
  • A claim in respect of vitamin D deficiency which  was misdiagnosed over a number of years.
  • A claim in respect of a cervical  stitch  which  caused a perforated bladder.
  • A claim against a dentist in respect of negligent cosmetic dental work.
  • Negligent neo-natal care  resulting in a facial deformity to the  infant.
  • A claim in respect of the  exacerbation of dementia and  early death of an elderly patient who  was given the  incorrect dosage of Mementine during  a stay in a care  home.
  • The misdiagnosis of a suppurative keratitis as conjunctivitis, resulting in permanently impaired vision.

Rosa accepts instructions at all stages of proceedings. Rosa is a member of the  Inquests team and  has experience of attending inquests for families concerned about the  treatment their loved one received prior to their death.

Rosa accepts appropriate cases on a CFA basis.

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