Elizabeth O'Mahony Senior Solicitor

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“Liz's client handling skills were second to none – she was efficient, responsive and helpful at every stage. She helped me to understand aspects of the case that I struggled with at times and was always patient with my endless questions.”

Miss A London
Elizabeth is a Senior Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team based in London. She joined the team in December 2014. 

Main areas of practice

Elizabeth runs a wide range of different clinical negligence claims which include, delays in diagnosis and treatment, plastic or cosmetic surgery, gynaecological injuries often as a result of child birth, care of the elderly, missed fractures and claims involving children including assisting on high value birth injuries cases.

Claims are conducted against various sectors including GPs, Dentists, Hospitals both NHS and private, and care homes.

Clients

Elizabeth's clients come from all across the country and are from all walks of life.  Often they have been through a great deal and are still in the process of getting well.  Elizabeth fully appreciates this and ensures that the client is at ease by making the legal process accessible and as streamlined as is possible, to minimise any additional stress for her clients.

Other expertise

Elizabeth also worked at Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA http://www.avma.org.uk/) the UK's only patient safety charity for two years, honing her client care and medico-legal skills. She still continues to support the charity and its work which is of enormous value to the general public. Elizabeth volunteers on their helpline once a month.

Elizabeth has successfully completed a Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness qualification.

Elizabeth’s Blog

Sepsis: A mother's tale

Elizabeth O'Mahony's discusses her personal experience with Sepsis and how knowing the warning signs saved her one year old's life.

Do Jeremy Hunt’s proposals for brain injury cases in babies chip away at access to justice?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt recently attracted headlines when he announced a scheme aimed at more swiftly settling claims involving brain damage in babies. However, our expert argues that there are many misconceptions around these proposals.

Articles by Elizabeth

The costs conundrum: Access to justice but at what price?

Article

Elizabeth O'Mahony discusses the costs of getting access to justice in PI Brief Update.

Libel versus Limbs

Article

Jack Monroe was awarded damages because of tweets posted by Katie Hopkins in a libel case. Our experts look at the case and compare the damages awarded to someone who has a personal injury claim.

£1.4million settlement reached for long-term damage to ankle

Case study

Miss A had an accident which resulted in a severe fracture dislocation of her left ankle. Despite several operations, she developed a severely painful and arthritic ankle which affected her ability to work.

Related Knowledge & Resources

My visit to Dorset Orthopaedics

Patricia wakeford visited the Dorset Orthopaedics' Ringwood Office to see how they help their clients. Read about her visit here.

The costs conundrum: Access to justice but at what price?

Elizabeth O'Mahony discusses the costs of getting access to justice in PI Brief Update.

Grimstone V Epsom and ST Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust - no consent for hip operation

The Claimant underwent a hip replacement at the Defendant’s hospital. The surgeon had recommended a relatively new device, a “Mitch PER” which was designed to conserve as much bone as possible.

Guide to Clinical Negligence Claims

Clinical negligence claims arise when incorrect medical treatment is provided. Claims can be complicated and require specialist opinions.

Clinical Negligence: What happens if court proceedings are started?

Our Clinical Negligence team offer advice on when claims are unable to be settled outside of court.

Liability in a clinical negligence case

Our Clinical Negligence team provide guidance on the issue of liability in clinical negligence cases. Here is a guide which covers what you can expect to happen during your claim.