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Emma Beeson, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Clinical negligence


Emma is a senior associate in the clinical negligence team. Her caseload includes claims against NHS trusts, GPs and private healthcare providers in a number of different medical fields, including oncology, spinal surgery, vascular surgery, gynaecology, urogynaecology, general surgery and surgical error.

Emma has a particular specialism in gynaecology and urogynaecology work and is passionate about raising awareness of issues relating to women’s health. She has spoken at a number of events in this area, such as ‘Women of the World’ in London. She also deals with cases involving delays in treating infections such as sepsis and tuberculosis. She is praised by clients and colleagues for being able to manage cases involving sensitive issues for both men and women with care and discretion and is noted for her approachable nature. Emma also assists senior team members on high value claims relating to brain injuries acquired at birth from negligent hospital treatment.

After joining the firm as a trainee in 2011, Emma qualified into the clinical negligence team in 2013 and was promoted to senior associate in 2018. She is a member of the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

Recent work highlights

  • Settling a number of claims for women against the same defendant trust in relation to negligent urogynaecology surgery including the use of transvaginal tapes for incontinence.
  • Settling several claims involving injuries to minors and attending court approval hearings following settlement.
  • Negotiating the settlement of a medically complex vascular surgery case involving aspects of cardiology and interventional radiology.
  • Working on a complex case involving a delay in treating sepsis leading to the need for a bilateral forefoot amputation.
  • Assisting on high value, complex cerebral palsy claims, in particular, carrying out detailed quantum research to help settle a high value birth injury claim.

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