Richard Penn

Richard Penn

Director • Senior Solicitor

Richard qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 after studying at the University of East London and the Chester College of Law. Joining Hill & Abbott in 2008 with over 25 years of experience acting for people injured as a result of medical negligence and in other accidents. Richard is also a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA).

Now a Senior Solicitor in his field, Richard deals with all manner of personal injury and medical negligence claims and will always give very straightforward advice to all of our clients.

With his clear communication and no nonsense attitude, Richard is committed to fighting for his client’s needs, whether it be helping fight for the compensation, care or treatment you or someone close to you needs as a result of another’s negligence.

Some examples of medical negligence claims Richard has dealt with:

Delayed Diagnosis
In one particular case, the Claimant presented at hospital with symptoms which were investigated and thought by a specialist to be cancer. However there was insufficient follow-up as a result of which there was a delay of about 18 months in confirming the diagnosis. This resulted in more aggressive treatment being needed and a more uncertain prognosis.

Pregnancy, birth and gynaecology claims
These types of case are one of the more common areas of clinical negligence that we encounter. For example, a client for whom I act had a very traumatic birth due to a failure by the hospital to react promptly and appropriately to signs of fetal distress during labour. Consequently, the client suffered oxygen deprivation and potentially serious neurological injuries.

Eye related claims
With the advent of laser eye surgery we are seeing an increase in these claims, although they are not confined to laser treatment. Indeed, one client is suing an NHS hospital for the negligent performance of cataract surgery which has meant they have had to undergo the procedure again to correct it.

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Contact Richard

  • Burgundy Court, 64-66 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6JY
  • 01245 258 892
  • Monday - Friday: 9am-5.30pm. Saturday by appointment only. Last Thursday of every month: 9am-8pm.
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