Lucy Adams


Medical Negligence

Lucy Adams is a solicitor working in the clinical negligence department.
Lucy Adams

Lucy joined Shoosmiths in August 2013 as an Associate in the clinical negligence department.

Lucy works on a wide range of diverse cases across clinical negligence, including cases arising from gynaecological procedures, birth injuries affecting mothers and children, delays in diagnosing serious medical conditions such as cancer and fatal cases where families have lost loved ones as the result of delayed or inappropriate medical care.

Lucy acted for a young mother who sustained a third degree perineal tear during childbirth but which the midwives failed to detect. The delay in the mother receiving treatment meant that she was left with significant bowel problems which restricted her ability to look after her family and to return to work. The Defendant agreed to a substantial out of Court settlement.

Lucy has assisted families in preparing for and attending inquests into the deaths of a loved one. One such case involved representing the family of a young boy who died at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital because the medical staff failed to recognise the severity of his condition, even though his doctor had provided a detailed letter setting out the recommended treatment, and provide this treatment quickly enough.

A substantial settlement was reached in a case where Lucy acted for a young woman whose GP had failed to recognise that she was suffering with complications following surgery for Crohn’s disease. Most of her bowel had to be removed and so she has to rely on a liquid feed being directed into her stomach by a tube for the rest of her life. The compensation received allowed the Claimant to buy a home more suited to her needs and which is nearer to her family upon whom she relies heavily for practical and emotional support.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths, Lucy was an Associate with Challinors. Lucy graduated with a 2:1 in American Studies from Sheffield University before completing the CPE at the College of Law and the LPC at De Montfort University prior to training as a solicitor.

She is also a member of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and regularly attends conferences and training events organised by AvMA and the Birmingham Medico Legal Society.

Outside of work Lucy enjoys hiking having undertaken the three peaks challenge, a 9 day charity trek in Brazil and a two week tour around the Mont Blanc circuit. She has recently taken up running and has completed three 10K races.