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Portrait of Emma McCheyne
Areas of expertise: Clinical negligence


Emma is a senior associate in the clinical negligence team in Guildford. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2000 as a trainee and has remained with the firm since qualifying as a solicitor in the clinical negligence team in 2002. Emma’s cases range from maximum severity to those of a less serious nature.

She has an interest in cases which involve complex medical or surgical issues, particularly specialising in claims relating to general surgery, abdominal investigations, and gynaecological treatment and surgery. Her cases also include those involving inquests and fatal injuries arising from negligent treatment.

Recent work highlights

  • Claiming for a woman who suffered a ureteric injury during laparoscopic gynaecological surgery - and a delay in diagnosis - resulting in her requiring emergency readmission to hospital for further surgical treatment.
  • Achieving damages for the widow of a man who died as a result of a negligent delay of four years in diagnosing kidney cancer.
  • Winning damages for a woman who suffered a pseudo-obstruction following a caesarean section delivery which resulted in permanent injury and an impairment to her natural ability to conceive without medical assistance.
  • Successfully pursuing a claim for a woman who suffered a ureteric injury during an unnecessary hysterectomy that resulted in the loss of kidney function.
  • Claiming for the widower of a woman who died from a myocardial infarction which could have been avoided if the out of hours GP had referred for her cardiac symptoms.

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