5 Essex Court

Amy Clarke

Call 2010

Healthcare

Amy acts for a range of clients including police forces, local authorities, NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers. Amy undertook a secondment in the clinical inquest team at a leading firm of solicitors in 2016, which has given her invaluable insight into the specific needs of healthcare clients. Amy regularly advises on Serious Incident and Root Cause Analysis reports, as well as providing representation at inquests.

Amy has recently been instructed on cases involving the following:

  • Cardiac arrest following gallbladder surgery
  • The failure of a cardiac stent fitted during a routine angioplasty procedure
  • Sepsis, which developed after a patient had become unwell from a spider bite
  • Geriatric care in hospital, including management of pressure ulcers and the risk of falls
  • Failure to provide anti-epilepsy medication
  • Death in prison from the rapid onset of necrotising fasciitis
  • Absconsion from hospital whilst detained under the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Disappearance from hospital during a period of voluntary admission
  • Levels of observation and the assessment of suicidal risk on an acute psychiatric ward
  • Frequency and intensity of contact with a Community Mental Health Teams
  • Advice given by the NHS 111 service, including the creation of appropriate care pathways, examination of the provision of training for call handlers and the impact of the specific advice given by a number of call handlers over a period of 24 hours
  • Neonatal death arising from failures in midwifery care and delayed diagnosis of obstetric cholestasis
  • Cardiac arrest following positional asphyxia

In her inquest practice she specialises, in particular, in cases with a mental health or capacity dimension.