Called in 2013
Aneurin’s clinical negligence practice is predominantly claimant based. He is frequently instructed by leading firms and is noted to be a genuine specialist in this area, having gained considerable experience prior to coming to the Bar in 2013.
He has experience in cases involving a wide range of medical disciplines including neurological injuries caused by delays in diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage, birth injuries and wrongful birth claims, surgical errors, the delay in diagnosis and mismanagement of orthopaedic injuries, delays in diagnosis of cancer, and errors in anaesthesia.
Aneurin also has a particular interest in claims arising from hospital acquired infections including MRSA. Aneurin has recently been instructed to advise on a civil claim arising out of the Stepping Hill Hospital poisoning scandal.
Notable recent cases include:
J v Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Instructed on behalf of the defendant Trust to defend a claim where it is alleged that there was a delay in diagnosing and treating cervical myelopathy. Expert neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists are instructed.
T v Barts Health NHS Trust
Instructed on behalf of the claimant in a claim concerning the delay in diagnosis of breast cancer. Admissions were received from the defendant that investigations should have been commenced following assessments by clinicians in the Pain Clinic and Rheumatology Clinic.
F-P v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Instructed on behalf of the claimant in a claim concerning the delay in diagnosis of cleft palate. The injuries caused by the delay included the deficit in development of the claimant’s speech.
M v Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Instructed on behalf of the claimant (by a top ranked clinical negligence firm) in a case concerning a delay in diagnosing a fractured femur. This claim successfully settled for £60,000.
E v Lime Pharmacy Limited
Instructed on behalf of the claimant in a claim arising out of a dispensing error which caused a fall leading to severe fractures.
W v Hywel Dda Local Health Board
Instructed on behalf of the claimant who suffered a detached retina after negligent advice was given following surgery and a number of opportunities to promptly diagnose the injury were missed.
Aneurin provides regular updates in this area and his clinical negligence barrister blog can be found here: https://clinicalnegligencebarrister.wordpress.com/
Aneurin is regularly instructed to represent bereaved families at inquest. The majority of his instructions arise out of deaths that are suspected to have been caused by medical negligence, however, he also receives instructions where death has occurred in other circumstances.
Aneurin is experienced in dealing with issues concerning Article 2 of the ECHR and juries. He will consider acting on a CFA to represent families at inquest where there are prospects of a successful civil action.
Notable cases include:
Inquest Touching the Death of SM deceased
Instructed on behalf of the family in an inquest concerning the hospital’s failure to comply with the NICE venous thromboembolism guidelines. Liability was admitted following the inquest and Aneurin remains instructed in the substantial Fatal Accidents Act claim. This case was reported in the local media: http://goo.gl/Y42e2A
Inquest Touching the Death Of EH deceased
Instructed on behalf of the family in a death arising out of the failures of a local authority in conveying an elderly patient to hospital. The Coroner made a ‘Regulation 28 Report’ to the responsible local authority. This case featured on BBC news and in the written press http://goo.gl/JjhC4M
Aneurin has been instructed in product liability claims relating to medical products, including metal-on-metal hip cases and more recently in cases concerning transvaginal tape and surgical mesh.
Aneurin continues to receive instructions in other areas of personal injury law, with his clinical negligence experience lending itself well to those cases with complex causation or quantum issues. He also has particular expertise in stress at work cases and in applications under s.33 Limitation Act 1980.
Aneurin regularly appears in trials and interlocutory applications for both claimants and defendants, including major insurance companies.
H v W
Stress at work case where disciplinary proceedings against a ship’s captain were not adapted despite notice being given of their psychiatric vulnerability.
R v F & S v F
Instructed on behalf of the claimants (child and Mother) in a case where a child sustained facial injuries as a result of a dog bite and his Mother suffered psychiatric harm having witnessed the attack.
BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL
Aneurin has been instructed to act in a variety of commercial disputes, recently including the construction of contract terms in an aviation deal, and whether a condition precedent was satisfied in a contract for funding of a free school.
B Ltd v I Ltd
Instructed on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract claim concerning overseas property transactions. The case was complicated by multi-jurisdictional elements and settled for less than 50% of the claimed sum shortly before trial.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“Aneurin has done very well on short notice. We always knew our case was in good hands with Aneurin. Excellent barrister!” Francois Liebenberg, Plexus Law (November 2015)
“Mr Moloney obtained all of the things/directions the claimant wanted at the CCMC hearing despite the defendant opposing them. It was an excellent result.” Specialist PI/Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Aneurin has a keen interest in watching and playing cricket and has followed the England team to Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa. Whilst on his travels Aneurin also enjoys wildlife and in particular whale watching.
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