Specialisms & expertise
Carley’s caseload is primarily clinical negligence, with particular experience in cases involving birth injuries and brain injuries. Her work is wide ranging and includes personal injury cases arising from employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, public liability and road traffic collisions. A number of her clients have suffered brain, spinal and psychiatric injuries of varying severity.Carley’s clinical negligence caseload is varied including, but not limited to: serious birth injuries, oncology, neonatology, obstetrics, gynaecology, brain injuries and care of the elderly.
Carley’s medical negligence claims have involved a wide variety of issues, some examples include:
- A range of serious birth injury cases, including cerebral palsy and Erb’s Palsy
- Negligent delays in the diagnosis of a cancer (breast, lung, angiosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma and colorectal)
- Fatal Accident Act claims, arising from hospital negligence
- Negligent surgical treatment, including colectomy, cholecystectomy and general laparoscopic surgery
- Delay in treatment of life threatening conditions, including sepsis and meningitis
- Gynaecological injuries following childbirth
- Substandard nursing and management of patient’s care.
Carley’s personal injury work spans various areas including those relating to employer’s liability, occupier’s liability and serious road traffic accidents, including cases involving:
- Multiple orthopaedic injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries (including all elements of acquired brain injury)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychological disorders.
Client stories & examples of work
Carley’s cases have involved a wide variety of issues, some examples include:
- Cerebral palsy arising from a failure to report test results during the ante-natal period
- Erb’s Palsy arising from a failure to treat gestational diabetes
- Oncology cases arising from delayed and misdiagnosis resulting in claims for lost years and dependency on behalf of clients who have lost the cure for a terminal condition.
Carley read Law at the University of Westminster where she obtained a BA Honours degree in 2006 and went on to qualify as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2016, having studied whilst gaining extensive experience in clinical negligence and personal injury since 2007.