Suzanne Farg

Legal Counsel

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Suzanne Farg demonstrates outstanding attention to detail and the ability to take forward the most complex of claims

Legal 500 2020

Suzanne specialises in clinical negligence and has experience of a wide range of claims including those relating to complex injuries (such as neurological damage and cerebral palsy) and claims against private healthcare providers.

She is also experienced in claims involving delay in the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions, complications following surgery, claims on behalf of children and claims relating to negligent antenatal care (sometimes referred to as “wrongful birth” claims). Additionally, she provides assistance with Inquests and clinical negligence claims in cases where patients have died following negligent medical treatment. 

In 2013 Suzanne obtained an LLM Medical Law and Ethics and she has a continuing academic interest in public health issues.  

Suzanne has published numerous articles in the New Law Journal and the Personal Injury Law Journal regarding topical issues in civil procedure and medical law.  She is author of the wrongful birth section of the legal encyclopaedia Westlaw Insight.

What clients and directories say

We would like to thank you Suzanne and further the contributing team for doing such a wonderful job.  Most important to us was that we felt you cared sincerely about our issue, had conviction for our case, gave us very pragmatic advice and also understood our urge for justice and closure with regards to this error set against a failure in a basic duty of care that one should really only have to take for granted.  So thank you once again sincerely – we are comforted and we can move on.

 

Publications

  • "Delay of reckoning" article for Personal Injury Law Journal, May 2016.
  • Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act: Zero to Hero? for Personal Injury Law Journal, April 2015
  • Recovering Damages in Wrongful Life Cases for Personal Injury Law Journal,  September 2014
  • 'Will this new matrix control litigation costs?', co-authored (with Natalia Siabkin) article for Personal Injury Law Journal, September 2013.
  • 'Loss of chance', co-authored (with Verity Danziger) article for Personal Injury Law Journal, September 2012.
  • “What's on offer?”,  co-authored (with David Cook) article regarding CPR Part 36 offers for Personal Injury Law Journal, November 2010
  • “Who cares wins?”, co-authored (with Adam Chapman) article regarding NHS resource allocation decisions and NHS constitution, for New Law Journal, 2010

 

Professional societies and memberships

 

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Blogs

AvMA Conference 2016

“The Milkshake Tree”

Learning from patient deaths and safety incidents

Can I litigate without publicity? - Anonymity in personal injury and clinical negligence claims

Identifying problems before a baby is born: Antenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly

Announcement of new NHS Guidance requiring Trusts to investigate patient complaints

Pilot of fixed costs scheme for clinical negligence claims

Supporting disabled parents

Genetic testing and pregnancy

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2019

Sepsis Awareness Month 2019

Disorders of the Corpus Callosum: bringing a claim regarding congenital abnormalities

Can I bring a medical negligence claim for my child?

Settlement of Medical Negligence Claims

Speech and Language Therapy: New Vodcasts from CPotential

Failure to advise a potential carrier of a hereditary condition: what can be claimed when a disabled child is born as a result?

Safety in private healthcare

Cerebral palsy claims: how are they funded?

Kingsley Napley celebrates World Cerebral Palsy Day 2016

Kate Rohde speaks at an event for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP)

Delay of reckoning

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