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Scott Haslam


Department: Medical Negligence

Experience in years:

9 years


Scott studied at Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield.  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:

  • Cases of misdiagnosis
  • Delay in diagnosis
  • 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 stuff done 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. Click here to read the case study.
  • 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. Click here to read the case study.

Case Studies

What clients say about Scott:

“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

Out of work:

As the father of a two-year-old, Scott spends most of his free time trying to keep his son entertained.  He can be found most weekends in the toddler-friendly venues of South Yorkshire. 

He is also a keen hill-walker and tries to get out into the Peak District with his wife and son, as much as possible.

More recently, he has taken up running.  He joined his local Parkrun last January and, since then, has taken part in two 10k races.  He is currently training for the Round Sheffield Run which, as the name suggests, is a 24 kilometre circular run around Sheffield.

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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