I am a Director in Fieldfisher's medical negligence team working out of our Central London office. I've worked in this sector for over 18 years and have huge experience in bringing claims for children and adults who have been left catastrophically injured as a result of medical negligence. My expertise is recognised by my membership of both the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Panel and the AvMA Panel, and by my ratings in Chambers as a Star Associate and the Legal500 as a key lawyer in our team.
I work with clients from all backgrounds, on all kinds of cases. I bring cases for children injured at birth, and in the neonatal period, and cases where there have been errors in GP, medical or surgical treatment, and cases where errors have led to the deaths of patients.
I am expert in providing Inquest representation to Families who have lost a loved family member following medical treatment, and do that alongside investigating a civil claim.
Bringing claims brings me into contact with people from different communities and I am humbled by the resilience and courage of my clients with all they have to deal with in the aftermath of their injuries.
Part and parcel of our work is obtaining interim and final damages awards, and assisting clients in meeting care, therapeutic and housing needs with those funds. In the last 12 months I have obtained multi-million pound settlements for children with acquired brain injuries, including a six-figure settlement for a client who sustained life-changing injuries at the delivery of her baby, a £1.4 million settlement for a father who suffered a nervous shock injury after witnessing his wife and child be injured. I am currently representing a number of families in forthcoming inquests, and I am investigating a number of cases against hospital Trusts, GPs and care homes across the UK.
What others say…
I would want anyone going through what we went through to have her. It felt like she would do whatever she could to support and help us. She is clear with everything she says and it's simply hard to put into words how great she is.
Caron Heyes is extremely responsive, empathetic and caring. She is also very pragmatic and realistic - balancing client expectations with well-informed advice.
Caron Heyes is very flexible in how she supports clients and is thoughtful.
"She's a passionate advocate for her clients and always works really hard to get a really good result." "She is an outstanding and empathetic lawyer, with a huge range and breadth of expertise."
Caron Heyes is praised for her handling of a wide range of clinical negligence matters including those pertaining to birth injuries, cerebral palsy and neonatal issues. Impressed sources describe her as "a brilliant solicitor who is very formidable and thorough."