Erica Burrows is a Solicitor working in the Medical Negligence Department. Erica joined Shoosmiths in August 2013. She specialises in pursuing claims for patients who have suffered as a result of medical negligence from Hospitals, GPs and other Healthcare providers. She also advises families about the inquest process and those who wish to pursue a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998.

Erica has successfully represented claimants in a diverse range cases, including delay in diagnosing sepsis, orthopaedic, urological, gynaecological and amputation cases. Erica is also involved in numerous cases involving delays in diagnosing cancer. She has also represented bereaved families in fatal cases arising from medical negligence.

More recently Erica was involved in the settlement of a fatal case which settled for a substantial six figure sum. In summary, this case involved a delay in diagnosis and treatment of sepsis which sadly resulted in the death of the young patient. It involved a novel claim for the deceased goddaughter who was subject to a Special Guardianship Order. Erica has also settled a claim for £17,500 following the death of a patient following a failure to diagnose her with ovarian cancer.

She also advised on failed surgical procedure which resulted in the patient being left infertile which settled for £75,000. Similarly, she represented a mother who suffered injury following the birth of her first child which settled for £25,000.


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