Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence & Personal injury

Juanita Cumberland

Juanita is a Senior Associate specialising in clinical negligence.

Juanita has specialised in clinical negligence law for some 20 years, helping patients and families in pursuing a wide range of medical negligence claims.

She is a highly capable lawyer, with a track record of maximising compensation for clients.   Juanita has experience of taking 3 cases to trial.  She takes pride in providing her clients with an excellent standard of service.

Juanita is a member of AvMA’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel, the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and is accredited as a Senior Litigator by APIL.

Juanita Cumberland

Specialisms & expertise

  • Juanita's medical negligence claims have involved a wide variety of issues including the following:
  • Delay in diagnosis of acute limb ischaemia resulting in amputation
  • Brain injury due to an anaesthetic error
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Delay in diagnosis of meningitis leading to brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hearing loss following a delay in diagnosis of infection
  • Delay in diagnosis of sepsis leading to amputation
  • Delay in diagnosis of a misplaced UVC line during the neonatal period leading to brain injury
  • Delay in diagnosis of a brain tumour leading to a stroke
  • Delay in diagnosis of cardiac tamponade leading to a stroke
  • Delay in diagnosis of a subarachnoid haemorrhage leading to a stroke
  • Psychiatric injury
  • Delay in diagnosis of cancer
  • Delay in diagnosis of TB meningitis leading to blindness
  • Fatal accident cases
  • Delay in diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Failure to obtain informed consent prior to surgery.


Juanita has an International Relations degree from Aberystwyth University. She completed the Common Professional Examination at the University of South Wales and the Law Society Finals at the College of Law, Guildford.

Juanita qualified as a Solicitor in 2000.