Edwina Rawson, Partner, Medical Negligence
Edwina Rawson is a partner in our medical negligence and personal injury department.
Edwina's claims cover many areas, including:
- Birth injury claims
- Cerebral Palsy claims
- Fetal Medicine/Wrongful birth claims
- Antenatal claims
- Neurology claims
- Paediatrics claims
- General surgery claims
- Orthopaedic surgery claims
- Cancer claims
Recently, Edwina has recovered:
- £24 million recovered for Maisha Najeeb after glue was injected into her brain
- £12 Million recovered in cerebral palsy claim against Newham University Hospital NHS Trust
- £11 Million recovered in cerebral palsy claim against Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust
- £7.3 million for a baby who suffered severe brain damage as a result of failings during birth
- £2 million for a young man with brain damage as a result of failing to diagnose meningitis when he was a baby
- Compensation for a client who nearly died following a hospital-acquired infection caused by a superbug
- £700,000 as a part-payment for a baby who suffered severe brain damage as a result of failings during the baby's birth. (Further payments will be made when the child is older)
- £665,000 for a man who had to undergo leg amputation following treatment
- £400,000 for two daughters of a mother who died when she was taken to the wrong ward after undergoing thyroid surgery
- £107,500 for a husband and teenage daughter of a woman who died from pancreatitis after she was wrongly discharged from hospital
- £120,000 for a father, mother, and grandmother for a stillbirth
- £95,000 for a man who suffered a failure to diagnose and treat ulcerative colitis
- £210,000 recovered from Barnet Hospital after poor nursing care causes need for heart bypass surgery
- £500,000 recovered for victim of NHS negligence
- £160,000 for psychiatric injury after birth
- Substatial settlement after a communication breakdown at Edgware Hospital led to suicide of 21 year old
- £5.25 million claim against Queen's Medical Centre after consultant radiologist fails to recognise a brain defect
- £750,000 in vaginal tear case, after an initial £20,000 offer
Edwina is on the Law Society's Medical Negligence Panel and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Edwina Rawson secures £11 million for a child's future in a High Court judgement
Edwina Rawson talks live on BBC Radio 4 about the consistent mistakes made by the NHS
Edwina Rawson discusses the case of Maisha Najeeb on BBC News
Edwina Rawson discusses the case of Maisha Najeeb on ITV News
Edwina has been interviewed and quoted in the press on a number of issues, including hospital infections, alternative therapies and cosmetic surgery. Edwina has been:
- interviewed by the Observer when she was suing a celebrity healer on behalf of a client who needed a double leg amputation after treatment
- spoken to the Guardian about the rise of the hospital infection, pseudomonas, and was interviewed by BBC News
- wrote an article on the substandard testing for Down's Syndrome and the legal ramifications
- quoted in the Guardian and Marie Claire in relation to the regulation of cosmetic surgery. She was also quoted in the Guardian and interviewed by BBC news on cosmetic surgery legal issues.
Edwina is actively involved in a number of campaigns to improve patient safety. She works closely with AvMA (Action for Victims of Medical Accidents) on Government policy for cosmetic surgery and hospital acquired infections, and has been appointed Special Advisor to AvMA on cosmetic surgery issues. She is also involved in a campaign to improve antenatal screening in pregnancy.
Edwina gives regular presentations to other lawyers on the law, including for AvMA and APIL. She has also contributed to Cordery - On Solicitors and to the APIL Guide to Evidence, due for release in April 2011.
Edwina also taught Tort law at City University, London, for a number of years.
What Chambers and Partners say about Edwina:
What Leading legal directory Chambers & Partners refers to Edwina as "tireless", that she "Puts her heart and soul into cases" and has "client's valuing her availability and that she always goes the extra mile".
Chambers & Partners recognise Edwina's 'burgeoning reputation' while The Legal 500 state that she "added to her reputation as a ‘brilliant’, ‘intelligent’ and ‘combative’ lawyer.