Katrina joined Pryers in March 2011 to specialise in clinical negligence work. She has a wide range of experience ranging from assisting the Partners of the Firm with high value birth injury cases to running her own case load. She has experience of doing both Claimant and Defendant work particularly for a large medical defence organisation (MPS). This has provided Katrina with invaluable knowledge in relation to running a successful clinical negligence claim.
Katrina aims to contribute to the continued success of the Firm and she currently undertakes a supervisory role within her team supervising the Trainee Solicitors and Paralegals. Katrina has a varied caseload including both clinical negligence and product liability claims.
Areas of Expertise
Katrina’s clinical negligence experience has included a broad range of successful cases involving the following areas:
- Poor surgery
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Drug errors/ inappropriate anaesthesia
- GP negligence
Katrina has been instructed by a number of women who have suffered serious injury as a result of being fitted with transvaginal mesh/tape to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Click here to read more.
Katrina studied for her law degree in Newcastle before joining a commercial firm in Newcastle to complete her training contract. Within this position, she then qualified in September 2010 as a fully certified solicitor. Following qualification Katrina travelled around Australia and India before relocating to York in March 2011 to join Pryers’ clinical negligence team.
Recently Katrina successfully settled a case for £150,000 in relation to a Hospital Trust’s negligence to correctly monitor and terminate the administration of Gentamicin (an antibiotic). The client sadly developed total vestibular failure due to Gentamicin Ototoxicity, as a result of which, she was left with permanent and debilitating balance related problems.
Awards or commendations
- LLB (Hons) – 2:1
Katrina enjoys going to the gym and spinning outside of work as well as spending time with her family in the North East. Katrina also has a passion for travelling and has visited a number of countries around the world including Asia (particularly South East Asia), Australia, North America and Africa.