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Carolyn Lowe

Carolyn Lowe

Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence for the South

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"Carolyn Lowe is highly experienced and very impressive."
(The Legal 500, 2024)


Carolyn has over twenty years’ experience of bringing clinical negligence claims.

She heads up the Clinical Negligence team in the South regions. She is recommended for being dedicated to seeking answers for her clients and obtaining compensation, which enables them to pay for the care and equipment which they need as a result of the mismanagement of their medical care.

She has been praised for her sensitive and empathetic approach, helping her clients to feel at ease when it comes to the complexities of medical terminology and procedure. Her aim is to take away the stress of seeking compensation at what is very often an emotional and stressful time.

Carolyn is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer and listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 (2024 edition), and is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

She is also accredited in Clinical Negligence by The Law Society.

Legal Services

Clinical Negligence

Recent Work

  • Obtained compensation of £850,000 for a woman who suffered a delay in diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome.
  • £5 million, comprising of a lump sum together with yearly payments for life, for an 8 year old boy who suffered severe brain damage at birth due to negligent medical care at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. He has cerebral palsy and requires 24 hour care. The monies will go towards his future care and an adapted home.
  • Represented a woman who suffered severe damage to her shoulder as a result of a failure to diagnose and properly treat a bone infection at Milton Keynes Hospital. A settlement of £200,000 was achieved.
  • Achieved a £750,000 settlement for a man whose claim related to negligent knee surgery. This left him with severe, permanent pain and being likely to require an amputation.
  • £65,000 for a woman, after her sigmoid colon was sutured into her vaginal wall during a hysterectomy. She underwent further surgical procedures, developed faecal peritonitis and would always suffer from abdominal and rectal pain.
  • Settlement of £50,000 for the parents of a baby who died at only two days old as a result of the mismanagement of his mother’s labour at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
  • Settlement of £500,000 for a man who has suffered permanent damage to his heart after his GP failed to deal adequately with symptoms of endocarditis, a severe infection of the heart.
  • Achieved a settlement of £100,000 for the bereaved parents of a stillborn child following negligent care at The John Radcliffe Hospital.

Cerebral Palsy Claims Solicitors

Carolyn represents children with cerebral palsy, or who are brain damaged as a result of negligent care at the time of their birth. She has helped to claim monies to help with future care and adaptations to homes.

Recent Work

  • £5 million, comprising of a lump sum together with yearly payments for life, for an 8 year old boy who suffered severe brain damage at birth due to negligent medical care at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. He has cerebral palsy and requires 24 hour care. The monies will go towards his future care and an adapted home.

Neonatal Death and Infant Mortality Claims

Carolyn has helped to achieve settlements for bereaved parents whose babies have died as a result of negligent care or the mismanagement of their mother’s labour.

Recent Work

  • Achieved a settlement of £100,000 for the bereaved parents of a stillborn child following negligent care at The John Radcliffe Hospital.
  • Settlement of £50,000 for the parents of a baby who died at only two days old as a result of the mismanagement of his mother’s labour at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

 

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To contact Carolyn or for more information…

Call: 0186 578 1019
Mobile: 0797 275 3031
Or email: Send an email

 

Testimonials

“I would like to thank you very much for pursuing this potential case with such thoroughness and sensitivity; I am very grateful for your assistance.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our legal team, especially Carolyn Lowe for bringing Luton & Dunstable Hospital accountable for their mistakes in the mismanagement of [my child’s] birth in 2004.”


“Thank you once again for your kind care and attention. We did initially try to speak to another firm of solicitors who weren’t interested in our case, so we are truly grateful that Freeths have been so wonderful and helped to establish the truth around the events leading up to the death of Isabelle.”


“I really want to say how fantastic you and your team have been. I have been overwhelmed at times at your kindness and compassion when dealing with myself and our family. You have made the worst situations bearable by how you have treated us all and I am forever grateful to you for this. I have trusted you implicitly and knew that any advice given was to be trusted 100%.”


“Without you I doubt there would have been any settlement at all, let alone the value we got for it. I don’t think there are sufficient words to express our gratitude.”


“Carolyn was amazing from start to finish. Carolyn was very supportive and professional throughout my case. I would definitely recommend Carolyn and Freeths.”


Unfortunately a personal tragedy led us to being in touch with Freeths’ Clinical Negligence Team. We will be forever grateful to Carolyn Lowe and her team for being there and supporting us through all stages. She was able to guide us through the process with professionalism and care and always took the time to make sure that we understand what is happening and how is best to proceed. Thanks to Carolyn and her team we received a closure to our case and medical negligence was admitted by the defendant. Yes, this will not bring our 18 months daughter back, but at least gave us some reassurance that things will change and the same mistake will not happen again.


“Carolyn is a great lawyer and I cannot recommend her enough. She possesses skills such as client service and sophisticated expertise, and she is highly commercially aware.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

“Carolyn Lowe is an excellent lawyer, calm and exudes confidence and competence.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“She’s very confident and straightforward.” “She’s a very astute lawyer with excellent judgement on which clinical negligence cases to take on and why. She’s also very clear in her approach and supportive to her junior team.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

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