Birth Injury | Brain Injury | Injury | Inquests and Fatal Claims | Medical negligence
Kerstin specialises in birth and maternal injury claims, cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury cases, with a focus on complex and high value claims.
Although based in our Bath and Bristol offices, she works with clients across the country, including London. Her main areas of expertise relate to hypoxic birth injury, cord prolapse, meningitis and Group B Strep infection related injuries. Kerstin also specialises in cases involving cardiology and delays in diagnosis of neurological cancers.
After joining RWK Goodman in 2009, Kerstin nuanced her practice area to focus mainly in obstetric and neonatal cases, representing children and young adults who suffered neurological injuries before, during or after their birth. Kerstin works closely with chartered legal executive Abigail Ringer in progressing large and complex cases.
Kerstin also specialises in inquest cases, focusing on medical negligence related deaths and also those involving Article II of the Human Rights Act. Kerstin works closely with Ali Cloak on a number of high profile inquest cases.
Her experience of medical negligence claims includes:
- wrongful birth claims and additional costs of raising a disabled child
- Ogilvie Syndrome claims
- complex cardiology claims
- Erb’s Palsy cases relating to mismanaged shoulder dystocia
- claims regarding delays in diagnosis of cancer.
Kerstin is independently ranked by the Chambers & Partners guide to the legal profession, and recognised as a “Leader in her field“. She also has both AvMA and Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Accreditations.
Sources call her “excellent, thorough, informed and very sensitive to the clients’ requirements whilst retaining a correct pragmatism“, and in the latest Chambers edition they report she is “very driven, very much all about the client and will really fight hard”.
She has also been credited by fellow solicitors as “ambitious, tenacious and visible“.
Clients asked by the Chambers & Partners directory describe Kerstin as “excellent, well organised, careful, conscientious and courteous“. She has also been independently praised by one client in the same source as “very clever, supportive and thorough“. The Legal 500 UK also celebrate Kerstin, who “stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’“.
Kerstin is a member of the Avon and Bristol Law Centre and sat on the NHS Health Research Ethics Committee Panel for 10 years. She is a Trustee of the PROMPT Maternity Foundation.
- Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL)
- Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
- Bristol Medico-Legal Society
- Bristol Law Society
- INQUEST charity
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"The way Kerstin handled my case was exemplary throughout. She showed tact and empathy at all times but particularly when discussions and questions touched on emotionally sensitive areas."