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Sarmad Gassoub

Senior Solicitor

Area of Expertise

  • Clinical negligence
  • Personal injury

I qualified as a solicitor in 2004, and have worked for some of the other leading specialist clinical negligence practices in the country before joining Moore Blatch in 2016 as a senior solicitor. 

My clients are typically patients with catastrophic injuries that have resulted from negligent clinical care, provided either through the NHS or in private practice. My clients can rely on me to be tenacious, proactive, and diligent in the handling of their claims for compensation. I endeavour to get to the heart of a claim speedily and secure admissions of liability (and interim payments of damages) at the earliest possible opportunity where the medical evidence allows. Numerous clients have reported seeing their quality of life improved immeasurably through the work that I have done for them.

I have particular experience working on claims involving ophthalmic, cardiology related and amputation injuries. I have also developed relationships with some of the leading charities working with the victims of medical accidents in these fields including the RNIB and Limbless Association. 

I am married with a two-year old son. I like travelling, reading and listening to music. 

See my recent blog entries here. 

Notable cases 

  • Substantial compensation awarded following alleged delay in diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis

  • A £900,000 interim payment award at a contested application at the High Court for a young girl with cerebral palsy, enabling her to purchase more suitable accommodation mid-way through the litigation of her claim.

  • A £1.5 million settlement for a lady who lost almost all her sight as a consequence of a delayed diagnosis of glaucoma.

  • A £750,000 award for a lady who developed severe neuropathic leg pain, bowel and urological dysfunction, and psychiatric injury as a consequence of delayed microdiscectomy surgery for cauda equina syndrome.

  • £300,000 for a man who suffered complete heart block, requiring the implantation of a permanent pacemaker, as a consequence of a negligently performed catheter ablation procedure.

  • £300,000 for an 88-year old Second World War veteran who suffered a leg amputation injury and urinary dysfunction as a consequence of a road traffic accident. The settlement was based on extensive expert evidence, and was negotiated and paid out before the first anniversary of the accident which meant that the Claimant was able to benefit from the award before he died at the age of 90. The case was publicised in the Evening Standard.

Publications 

  • A Medico-Guide to Somatoform Disorders – APIL PI Focus Magazine (October 2010).

  • Alternative Medicine, Same Law? – APIL PI Focus Magazine (February 2012).

  • The Phases of Lower Limb Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Traumatic Amputees – Step Forward Magazine, Summer 2012 Quarterly Edition (The Limbless Association’s quarterly magazine).

  • Cosmetic Changes Ahead? – The Keogh Reforms – APIL PI Focus Magazine – (September 2013) – co-authored with Mr Douglas Harrison, Cosmetic Surgeon.

  • ‘The MDU’s Proposal for a Negligence Cap Would be Bad for Patients’ – Health Service Journal – 15 October 2014.

  • ‘Complaints Procedure Guide & Basic Advice on Pursuing a Claim in Clinical Negligence (Ophthalmology) – Information leaflet prepared for internal use by the RNIB’  - 11 May 2016.

Accreditations

  •   APIL accredited Senior Litigator

  •   Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer magazine accredited ‘Rising Star' 

Memberships

  • APIL

  • Law Society


 

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