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Paul is a member of our Clinical Negligence team and has joined our Bristol office from London, where he formerly led one of the largest clinical negligence teams in the city.
Paul has vast experience in clinical negligence claims and has advised patients suffering negligent treatment by GPs, NHS trusts and private doctors. He has particular expertise in claims for adults and children with serious injuries including stroke, sepsis, haemorrhage, meningitis and raised intracranial pressure and in claims for patients with leg and arm amputations. Paul also has a specialist interest in claims arising from the delayed diagnosis of various forms of cancer, particularly melanoma, cervical, bowel and breast cancer. He has also won significant awards arising from claims made in relation to mistakes in orthopaedic management, surgery and radiology.
Paul's recent portfolio highlights include: recovering an award of over £5m a client who suffered a serious brain injury as a result of a failure to carry out investigations of myocarditis; recovering over £3m for a client who suffered a brain injury as a result of the delayed diagnosis of sepsis in a London hospital, recovering over £2m for a young woman who was brain damaged after delays in diagnosing tubercular meningitis and recovering £1.6m for a client left significantly disabled after an error in medication.
Paul’s aim is to provide excellent service to his clients, winning the highest levels of damages in the shortest time, whilst supporting them and ensuring they obtain the best care and treatment. This excellent service has earned Paul the ranking of 'Leader in his Field' in independent legal directories: Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
He is highly praised by clients, who say: "He is extremely knowledgeable and goes out of his way to do anything he can, he goes the extra mile." Another adds: "He was just really lovely, but also clear and realistic." Chambers 2019
Paul is “an absolutely brilliant lawyer, utterly professional, and wonderful with clients.” Legal 500
"Paul Sankey remains a highly respected figure in the London market.” And is "experienced, thorough and takes a realistic approach." Chambers UK