Accident at work
Spinal cord injury
About Matthew Heap
A graduate of the University of York and Chester College of Law, I am a Partner in the clinical negligence and serious injury team at CL Medilaw, a trading name and nationally recognised part of Knights Professional Services Limited.
I am accredited by APIL, Headway, The Law Society and the Brain Injury Group. I lead our Wilmslow team with a role that encompasses both extensive High Court litigation and acting as a Court of Protection appointed professional property and affairs deputy.
At CL Medilaw, we recognise that our clients’ needs and the approach and relationships they want are different. We are a leading national team dealing with complex high value medical negligence and serious injury cases, as well as providing the other services this client community needs including help with education needs and the Court of Protection.
We are passionate about the difference we make to the lives of our clients and their families - so we have built it into our name to remind us that it's who we are, what we do and how we remember why we do it. CL stands for Changing Lives.
Recently this has included:
2021: a settlement in excess of £2.5million for a passenger in a van that left the road and collided with a wall, suffering significant injuries to both legs requiring multiple surgeries;
2020: LAX -v- York Hospitals NHS Trust a lump sum of £3.8million and annual payments of £319,000 with a capitalised value in excess of £15 million for a young man left with Cerebral Palsy having suffered severe brain damage due to the negligent management of his birth;
2020: a lump sum of £3.292 million and annual payments of £100,000 with a capitalised value of around £10 million for a young lady who suffered a brain injury in utero as a consequence of a road traffic accident;
2020: securing £675,000 for the wife and son left behind by a husband and father who died after a rare and aggressive cancer developed as a result of clinical failings in the treatment of earlier testicular cancer;
2019: IXZ -v- Bedford NHS Hospital Trust: securing substantial damages (£2.625 million lump sum and annual payments of £160,000 to age 11, £180,000 to age 19, £240,000 thereafter) in a case involving severe dystonic cerebral palsy due to mismanagement of labour and an alleged failure by midwives to detect fetal hypoxia prior to birth;
Recovering £7.75 million for a child with a brain injury, in a RTA pedestrian case the mother and other solicitors thought had little prospect of success;
Securing £2.75 million for the dependents of a cyclist following a fatal accident.
What does this mean?
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