Leicestershire law firm Lawson-West has welcomed to its team one of the most experienced clinical negligence personal injury lawyers in the county.
Dawn Slow has spent 35 years in the field, representing clients in high profile cases such as claims relating to PIP breast implants and to prescription drugs known as benzodiazepines.
Dawn is also a brain injury specialist and has dealt with claims which include cerebral palsy caused as a result of negligence during labour.
A member of CILEx, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Dawn was named Legal Executive of the Year in 2013 by Leicestershire Law Society in recognition of her excellent client care.
Dawn also serves as a trustee of Headway, the National Brain Injury Association, in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and is secretary of local family support group Child and Brain Injury Trust.
Dawn says it is important that anyone who thinks they might have a clinical negligence claim seeks legal advice.
She said: “We all rely on the NHS and accept that it is under a lot of pressure. However if something has gone wrong during NHS treatment, claims should be investigated to establish whether or not mistakes were made and, if they were, to prevent further errors being made in the future.
“From the claimants’ point of view, it is often worth pursuing a claim, win or lose. By launching an investigation they’ll get the reassurance of finding out what actually happened to them, and where there is a case to answer, claimants receive the compensation to which they are entitled.”
Inspired to begin her legal training after working as a secretary, Dawn took a distance learning course for legal executives via De Montfort University.