Know Your Numbers! Week 2019
Mala Sidebottom | 10.09.2019
I am a solicitor and qualified medical doctor, specialising in helping clients who have suffered illness and injury as a result of substandard medical care.
The clients I work for are individuals who have experienced injury due to medical negligence. Many of the claims I handle have left the client with a permanent disability, or else resulted in the death of a family member.
I have a particular interest in helping clients with urology and birth injury claims, and frequently act for those who have sustained medical injuries to the kidney. I also regularly work on cases involving delay in treating and diagnosing infectious diseases, inadequate consent for surgery and delay in diagnosing hearing loss.
I have a successful track record of recovering substantial amounts of compensation on my clients’ behalf. Recent settlements include £1m for a client with delay in diagnosis and treatment of herpes simplex encephalitis and £700,000 for a client who developed cauda equina syndrome following spinal surgery.
I joined Moore Blatch in 2015. Previously, I worked in medical negligence for a London law firm for more than 10 years.
Before training as a solicitor, I worked as a practising anaesthetist.
I am regularly invited to speak to medical and legal students at events to discuss issues that affect their professions.
Mala made me feel comfortable, listened to me and believed in my case. I know that I would never have achieved this financial settlement without her help.
"Mala made me feel comfortable, listened to me and believed in my case. I know that I would never have achieved this financial settlement without her help." Client
"The stars of the team are Tim Spring (head of clinical negligence), Maya Sushila, Mala Sidebottom, Sarah Stanton and Denise Deakin. Tim is a tenacious lawyer with vast experience. Maya, Mala, Sarah and Denise are skilled clinical negligence lawyers who care deeply about their clients, and who work tirelessly to resolve their claim. Mala has the benefit of being a qualified doctor." Legal 500
"Very professional and always pleasant to deal with. She is very thorough. She is quick to deal with anything important." Client
"Mala Sidebottom, has great empathy with clients and a good medical background" Legal 500
"I don’t think my case could have been handled any better." Client
"I would recommend her to anyone." Client
"I’m sure without your determination and thoroughness there could well have been a different outcome." Client
"Nothing was too much trouble. There are no words I can say to let people know just how grateful I am to everyone at Moore Blatch. A company where you really are put at ease, during what is a very difficult time. From my heart, I thank you all." Client
"She shows attention to detail." Market Commentator
"The ‘impressive’ Mala Sidebottom is ‘a real fighter for her clients’." Legal 500
"Tim Spring – Quick response to my initial inquiry, clearly an immediate insight of valid case Mala Sidebottom Very good conduct of the whole case start to finish Amie Ketteridge Lowe Excellent communication with frequent updates on case progress." Legal 500
"Very good conduct of the whole case" Legal 500