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Scott Haslam

Director in Clinical Negligence


Medical Negligence


10 years


Scott graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a first class honours in law in 2009.  He went on to complete his post-graduate studies at The University of Sheffield thereafter. 

He has specialised in Medical Negligence since 2010 when he started work as a Paralegal at a local South Yorkshire Law Firm.  He qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and has continued to practise in Medical Negligence since.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Delay in diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases
  • Cancer cases
  • Claims against GPs, hospitals, care homes and dentists
  • Cases involving damage to the eyes
  • Fatal cases and dependency claims
  • Claims for injuries following a fall in hospital
  • Claims where pressure ulcers (bed sores) have been sustained
  • High value Clinical Negligence claims resulting from life changing injuries to adults and children 

    Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

    • Succeeding in a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 against Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following a patient’s death in hospital. 
    • Recovered £95,000 in a claim against Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following two unsuccessful attempts to repair a fractured leg.
    • Agreed an Out of Court settlement in a claim against North Bristol NHS Trust after a patient’s back was fractured whilst he was under a general anaesthetic for the purposes of performing an MRI scan.
    • Successfully claimed over £1million in compensation for a delay in diagnosis of mouth cancer.
    • Recovered compensation for the family of a patient who passed away after choking on food served to her in hospital.
    • Obtained compensation for a man who fell and fractured his leg whist being assessed by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service. 

      What clients say about you:

      “WS have been extremely professional in assisting me with a clinical negligence case without which I would not have succeeded. Very grateful for all their help, particularly Scott Haslam, and definitely recommend.” - Gill Davis

      “The service provided by the whole team, especially Scott Haslam, made a very difficult and trying time so much more easy to deal with thanks to your utter professionalism. Thank you and I would definitely use your service again.” - Andrew Armitage

      "Scott Haslam is an experienced and effective solicitor who has experience of a wide range of cases and is particularly adept at handling cases involving alleged negligence in care/nursing homes. He is respected by clients and opponents alike for his realistic and down-to-earth approach." - Quoted in The Legal 500 2022

      Recent articles by Scott Haslam

      Wake Smith helps man whose spine was broken during MRI scan receive payout
      Bereavement Damages changes – do they go far enough?
      The impact of nursing shortages 
      Have you suffered negligence in cosmetic surgery?
      Aspirin would have saved his life admits Rotherham Hospital
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