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Hannah Blackwell

Senior Associate

T: 01225 730 280 (DDI)
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Hannah is a senior associate solicitor based in the Bath office and has specialised in clinical negligence throughout her legal career.

Hannah Blackwell handled my service with so much compassion dealt with all my queries os that I understood. I cannot fault her and think Royds Withy King should be proud to have her!
Royds Withy King client

About Hannah

Hannah works on a wide range of clinical negligence cases. These include obstetric negligence (the legal representation of both mothers and babies who have suffered often catastrophic injuries following childbirth), wrongful birth, anaesthetic awareness, surgical negligence, and delayed diagnosis cases.

Maternal injuries cases are a particular area of interest and she has obtained compensation for a number of mothers who were injured during childbirth.

Hannah is recommended by her clients for her “approachability”, “friendliness” and “efficiency”.

Hannah’s clients praise her for being “easy to talk to”, citing that, for her, “nothing was too much trouble”.

Prior to joining Royds Withy King in 2004, Hannah worked at Alexander Harris, where she trained and worked on a broad scope of clinical negligence cases and group actions. These included the Shipman Inquiry, in which she represented the families of the victims of Harold Shipman, and the MMR litigation, in which she acted on behalf of children thought to have developed autism as a direct result of the administration of the vaccine.

Memberships & Accreditations:

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Hannah is accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence.

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I work very closely with my clients at a time when they can often find all the stages of their case and the legal and medical terminology baffling. My relationships with them are critical at probably one of the most difficult times in their lives so it’s extremely rewarding to get the best results from their case when they have been through so much. Making a difference with the best possible result is what keeps me going. To see the positive effects on my clients at first hand is the best feedback you can ever get.

Hannah Blackwell

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When you should be concerned about your health, and your baby’s, during pregnancy

7 May 2021

Hannah Blackwell speaks with an experienced midwife about symptoms to be aware of during pregnancy, and what to do if you don’t feel you’re being heard.

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Are the aims of the Montgomery case being met by maternity professionals?

6 May 2021

Hannah Blackwell reviews a recent study into maternity care, which draws interesting parallels with our own recent What About Mum survey.

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Expectant mothers’ concerns should be listened to, especially when it comes to ICP

14 October 2019

Hannah Blackwell, a member of our specialist birth injury team, here helps to explain the importance of raising awareness of ICP and its effects, a disorder which can result in stillbirth.

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Losing a baby: the toll it can take on mental health

10 October 2019

I cannot image experiencing anything as heartbreaking as losing a baby or child. While pregnancy can be both a worrying and exciting time, it is a period when people prepare to become a parent. They look forward to welcoming their baby into their family. Sadly, when a baby dies either during pregnancy or shortly after birth the psychological impact of losing this prospective future can be devastating.

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Case Studies [4]

How we helped Jo after she suffered significant injuries during childbirth

30 April 2021

Hannah Blackwell, solicitor for Jo Flaherty’s medical negligence claim, explains the injuries Jo suffered and how we helped her seek compensation.

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£70,000 settlement for woman who suffered avoidable injuries during childbirth at Lewisham Hospitals NHS Trust

1 December 2020

The claimant, a 30-year-old woman, received £70,000 for the injuries sustained during childbirth. She suffered an avoidable fourth degree perineal tear. Despite repair surgery she suffered from flatal incontinence, faecal urgency and faecal leakage.

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Successful claim for negligent maternity care that caused fits and psychiatric harm

9 December 2019

Our client suffered an eclamptic fit at the birth of her first child. She developed PTSD and continues to have on going psychological injury (four years after the event).

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£40,000 in compensation for mother who suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

26 April 2015

A mother who felt “robbed of the first months of her daughter’s life” after the hospital made several serious negligent mistakes during the birth, secured a significant compensation.

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Royds Withy King Insights: Maternal Injuries

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Giving birth can be a memorable occasion in a woman’s life. In rare cases, however, there can be complications causing the mother to suffer an injury during child birth. An injury which could have been avoided if there had not been …

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