Kathy Fitzgerald is a specialist Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor. She has over twenty years of experience representing Claimants who have suffered catastrophic injury due to negligent healthcare treatment or as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of someone else. She is an APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) Accredited Senior Litigator. She has been accredited by Headway (a brain injury charity) and by AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents).
Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, Kathy worked as a Registered Nurse and a Midwife. She has a wealth of medical knowledge and so she fully understands the impact of how serious injury affects her clients and that of their families. She is recognised for her empathetic and compassionate approach towards her clients. Kathy works hard to bring about an early admission of liability in all cases and to obtain interim payments for her clients; so that they can begin having rehabilitation as soon as possible. She also has connections with medical professionals who can provide rehabilitation for her clients.
Kathy specialises in a wide range of complex medical negligence cases and she is recognised for her work in Ophthalmic claims which may involve:
- the delay in diagnosis and or treatment of Glaucoma
- the delay in diagnosis and or treatment of a Retinal Detachment
- negligent Laser Eye treatment or the misdiagnosis of Macula Degenerative Disease.
Kathy has represented Mothers and Babies in Obstetric claims which may have resulted in adverse outcomes for women following childbirth and babies who have developed Cerebral Palsy because of medical malpractice.
Kathy also specialises in Orthopaedic, Surgical, Awareness under General Anaesthesia and Cardiac claims.
Kathy also represents clients who have suffered a Brain Injury, either through negligent medical treatment, or following a Road traffic Accident, or a workplace accident which wasn’t their fault.
She understands the psychological problems as well as cognitive difficulties that clients may have to cope with following such injury. Kathy will strive to achieve the compensation that her clients deserve.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys going for walks with her Jack Russell dog; Kenny. She likes travelling and photography, enjoys yoga and keeping fit. Kathy is also a member of a Theatre Group.