I am a partner in the Clinical Negligence team at Fieldfisher. I sit on the specialist Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, am a member of AvMA and am an accredited expert in acting for the victims of medical accidents.
My focus is to secure early interim payments and maximum compensation for people who have suffered because of medical negligence. I specialise in birth injury cases.
My medical and legal knowledge enable me to meticulously analyse each case in detail. I work tirelessly to help clients rebuild their lives by securing funds for the best possible care and rehabilitation, including moving to adapted accommodation where needed. Early intervention during the course of a claim helps restore the lives and independence of the injured and their families.
My particular expertise includes:
- Obstetric and midwifery claims
- Fetal medicine claims
- Oncology claims involving delays in diagnosis and error in treatment
- Cases involving amputation
- Adult acquired brain injury as a result of medical accident
- Fatal accident claims
- Orthopaedic, cosmetic and general surgery claims
Where appropriate, I work with the media to highlight clinical negligence issues in the public interest. I have featured across more than 100 different media outlets and am regularly interviewed on television news channels.
What others say…
Iona Meeres-Young is amazing - without her guidance we wouldn't have reached the conclusion we did; she was the strength that got us through the case. We can't thank her enough.
She is very clever and calm under pressure.
Iona Meeres-Young has been a great professional support to us. She explained the process very clearly to us at each stage and would sum up and simplify medical terms and next stages of the case. Iona remained confident that our case was going in the right direction and with all evidence and the professional team of experts she instructed, she reached such a positive outcome for our son that has truly changed his life already. We cannot thank her enough and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to other parents in the future.
She is fantastically professional and knowledgeable.
She is talented in the clinical negligence field.
Iona is a fantastic litigator – the most complex cases do not seem to trouble her at all and are just dealt with calmly, efficiently and successfully.
"She has thorough subject knowledge but doesn't over-complicate issues for non-lawyers. She gives clear goals and time frames." "She's approachable and easy to work with." "She is really strong."
Iona Meeres-Young has notable expertise handling high-value obstetric injury and oncological cases. Sources describe her as "a dedicated lawyer who is calm under pressure and great with clients."