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Partner and Solicitor

Simon Mansfield

“There is a great sense of satisfaction when you win a case and are able to recover life changing compensation, which means that the client can focus on their recovery in the knowledge that they are finically secure and can pay for the care they need.”

Simon is a Partner in Tozers’ Medical Negligence team, supporting clients who have suffered serious injuries as a result of negligent medical treatment. He also assists bereaved families with inquest representation.

Combining a high level of professionalism with a friendly and sympathetic approach, Simon acts for clients in a wide variety of circumstances ranging from families who have lost loved ones as a result of medical negligence to catastrophic spinal and birth injury cases. Whilst fighting as hard as he possibly can to get the best possible result for his clients, Simon also recognises the need to help them through the process of understanding how their injuries have affected them and what the future holds.

Qualifying in 2011 and as an accredited member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel, Simon has a breadth of experience dealing with clinical negligence claims. He is aware that his work often deals with complicated issues and medical terminology, and on that basis Simon ensures he takes time to explain the situation and courses of action in a way that his clients can easily understand.

Chambers & Partners 2020 cited sources describing Simon as “a real star in the making,” adding: “He’s just very focused, looks after the client and is very good at analysing the expert evidence.”

Simon knows that when people have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one as a result of clinical negligence, that they can often feel as though their lives are falling apart around them. Recognising they are likely to be worried about what the future will hold and often under significant financial stress, for example if they cannot work.

Notable cases:

  • Securing damages of £1,250,000 for a young woman who sustained a severe brachial plexus (Erb’s Palsy) injury at birth.
  • Recovering damages of £1,615,500 plus annual payments of £55,000 to the family of a woman who died following a negligent failure to pick up on complications arising from surgery.
  • Securing damages of £575,000 plus annual payments of £117,000 per annum for an 86 year old lady who suffered a cauda equina injury as a result of a hospitals failure to pick up on the progressive deterioration in her back condition.
  • Recovering damages of £518,500 plus annual payments of £58,500 per annum for a 74 year old woman who suffered a penetrating injury to her spinal cord during the siting of an epidural anaesthesia.
  • Securing damages of £300,000 for a woman who suffered psychiatric harm and gynaecological injuries as a result of negligence during the delivery of her son.
  • Securing damages of £1,000,000 for a young man who sustained a severe brachial plexus (Erb’s Palsy) injury at birth.

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Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week 2019 – Looking Forward

Posted on 25th October 2019 in Medical Negligence

Over the last 25 years we’ve been bringing claims for compensation for children who have suffered Erb’s Palsy injuries at birth, successfully recovering compensation for more than 140 children.

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Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Tom’s story

Posted on 26th October 2018 in Medical Negligence

Tom sustained a severe Group II obstetric brachial plexus injury with damage to his C5, C6 and C7 nerves following shoulder dystocia during his birth in 1996. Although Tom’s mother sought to bring a claim in the 1990s she was advised at the time that the case did not have prospects of success. Tom subsequently sought legal representation again in his late teens on realising that his injury was going to have a significant impact on his life.

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Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor
Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Member