Daniel Frieze St Johns Buildings Clinical Negligence Debate 2020DANIEL FRIEZE

Head of personal injury team

St Johns Buildings

Daniel Frieze is a senior junior personal injury and clinical negligence barrister, and head of the personal injury team at St Johns Buildings. In clinical negligence, he is instructed exclusively by claimants and receives instructions that encompass birth and neonatal injury cases, surgical negligence, delayed diagnosis of cancer and spinal injuries (paraplegia).

Daniel deals with the particular challenges of clinical negligence claims that encompass dealing effectively with NHS Resolution and private providers which are coupled with his insights in respect of alternative dispute resolution and costs.

Daniel is instructed to deal effectively with the particular challenges that arise in clinical negligence disputes, dealing with the NHS Resolution and private providers. His insights in respect of alternative dispute resolution and separate expertise in respect of costs are considered an effective tool in resolving disputes at mediation. The latest edition of The Legal 500 describes Daniel as “great with clients, straightforward and precise” and “fast, accurate and comprehensive in the provision of written opinions”.

Examples of his recent work:

  • R v V [2019]: The claimant died as a failure to treat appropriately for a PE. There were significant issues on causation and life expectancy. Settled at Mediation for £400,000.
  • M v S [2019]: Negligently performed cholecystectomy resulting in a bile duct injury and need for laparotomy. Subtle but life changing injuries. Settled at mediation for £200,000.
  • G v A [2019], ongoing: The claimant suffers a below knee amputation as a result of failing to provide anti-coagulant therapy. Value in excess of £2million.
  • C v E [2018]: Failure to diagnose Tll cortical defect leading to paraplegia. Valued at full life expectancy in excess of £2 million. Settled at JSM.
  • D v L [2018]: Surgical negligence leading to a step change in care required to 80-year-old claimant with pre-existing dementia. Settled at mediation.
  • W v S [2018]: Surgical negligence leading to blindness in one eye. Settled at mediation.
  • E v B [2018], ongoing: Cerebral palsy, instructed without leader, valued in excess of £5 million.
  • B v U [2017]: Perineal tear not identified or treated. Claimant left with urge incontinence. Settled at JSM £600,000.