Laura Craig, Associate
Laura joined the medical negligence team as an Associate Solicitor in August 2016. She handles cases involving all aspects of medical negligence on behalf of injured patients and their families and has been a specialist in this area for over five years. Laura trained at worked at Irwin Mitchell LLP, then Slater & Gordon UK LLP before joining Fieldfisher.
Laura's practice includes birth injury for mother and baby, spinal injury, surgical injury, orthopaedic injury, missed or delayed diagnosis, failure to treat and fatal accident cases including inquests arising out of medical negligence. She prides herself on giving exceptional client care by being approachable and empathetic with vulnerable clients whilst ensuring that her legal work is of the highest quality. She strives to recover maximum compensation so that her clients can rebuild their lives following injury. She has established strong links with the best barristers and medical experts in the field to assist in getting the best results for her clients.
Laura has particular experience in spinal injury and neonatal death claims. She has run several cases relating to faulty medical products including failed hip implants and pharmaceutical products. Laura has worked on two large group litigation cases: the Fetal Anti-convulsant Litigation and most recently the litigation being pursued against negligent breast surgeon, Mr Ian Paterson.
Laura is a Contributing editor to the APIL: Clinical Negligence Guide 2nd Edition, 2014. She is member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and an accredited APIL litigator.
Laura was awarded 'Trainee Solicitor of the Year' at the Yorkshire Lawyer awards in 2010.
Laura frequently provides media commentary on clinical negligence issues and has had several of her cases reported in the media gaining television, radio, social media and newspaper coverage for her clients and raising awareness in the public domain. She recently commented on a case in which a woman was paralysed following an epidural given during childbirth - Read More
She also spoke to the media to highlight a case in which her client suffered severe burns from a hospital mattress during surgery - Read More
Some of her recent settlements include:
- £1 million lump sum plus ongoing annual payments recovered for a woman who suffered spinal paralysis following child birth.
- £225,000 recovered for a man who underwent five negligent knee operations.
- £150,000 recovered for a woman who suffered a delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer which resulted in her becoming infertile.
- multiple recoveries for parents who lost babies following negligently managed labour; recoveries ranged between £20,000-90,000.
- £70,000 recovered for a woman who suffered a delay in diagnosis of bowel cancer.
- £120,000 recovered for a man who underwent negligent shoulder surgery.
- £75,000 recovered for a man who sustained third degree burns during surgery.
- Admission of liability on a fatal claim involving delay in diagnosis of lung cancer with five figure interim payment obtained before case settlement.