Amputation | Birth Injury | Injury | Medical negligence
Naomi joined RWK Goodman as a trainee in 2006 before qualifying in 2008 as a specialist medical negligence solicitor. Naomi is head of the Dental Negligence Team, and specialises in a wide range of both clinical and dental negligence claims.
For Naomi, the job is about making sure her clients get the best possible outcome, as quickly as possible.
Naomi understands that bringing a negligence claim can be an emotional and daunting experience, and will do her best to make the experience as pain free as possible. Naomi appreciates the need to be thorough, professional, yet empathetic, and will always do her best to secure a fair and speedy settlement, so that her clients can put often horrifying experiences behind them and move on with their lives.
Naomi has an excellent working relationship with her clients, who have described her as a “delight to deal with”.
Naomi specialises in both medical negligence and dental negligence law, and has particular expertise in cases involving dental negligence. Naomi is head of The Dental Negligence Team, which is a dedicated team within the firm dealing exclusively with dental negligence claims.
Naomi has significant experience in dealing with a wide range of dental negligence claims including failure to diagnose periodontal disease, lingual nerve injury and cosmetic dentistry, as well as a wide range of medical negligence claims, including failure of GPs to refer, ophthalmology, failure to diagnose fractures, amputation cases and pressure sores cases.
Over 13 years’ experience dealing with a wide range of dental and clinical negligence claims.
Notable cases include:
- Securing £405,000 for a Claimant who developed a rectovaginal fistula following a reverse Hartmann’s procedure. The Claimant was left with permanent and debilitating symptoms, suffered extensive, permanent scarring and a psychological injury.
- Securing £120,000 for a client for a case involving a failure to diagnose and treat Ogilvie’s Syndrome.
- Securing £69,000.00 for a Claimant who received negligent dental treatment involving substandard veneers. The Claimant suffered distress and depression, a permanent lisp, sensitivity and a sagging middle lip. In addition, the Claimant required extensive remedial treatment including the removal of veneers, orthodontic treatment and thereafter the re-fitting of the veneers.
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"I can’t recommend RWK Goodman enough. I was really nervous about starting my negligence claim; I had a really traumatic birth experience and I knew I wanted to hold them accountable, but I just didn’t know if I could face the legal journey. However, I was treated with respect and empathy from the very beginning of the process, and was never rushed into anything. Naomi Todd explained everything to me and was always incredibly responsive - she understood that, for me, this was more about vindication and preventing my situation from happening to someone else, than it was about financial compensation; as such, Naomi and everyone else at RWK went above and beyond in ensuring those responsible held themselves accountable. I was involved and consulted at every stage of the process and always knew and understood what was happening. My expectations around timelines were always managed and everything was communicated to me as soon as it happened. RWK achieved a really positive outcome for my claim and I honestly couldn’t be happier with the service I’ve received. If you have experienced medical negligence and want good, honest, and respectful people to fight your corner, then I can’t recommend RWK Goodman more."
I owe RWK Goodman a massive thank you for their outstanding help in resolving a distressing dental negligence episode I was subject to. I would like to thank them firstly for taking my case on, but also for handling the matter so expertly to lead to a very successful conclusion. I want to make special mention of Naomi Todd, the Senior Associate assigned to my case, not just for what she achieved but also for the way she did it. At no point did the process become difficult or unduly stressful. I had expected to feel very alone but in fact I felt very supported throughout. Naomi kept me fully informed at each step, advising clearly what to expect. I had the sense that she really cared about the outcome and what she negotiated was beyond expectations, taking away my future financial worries caused by the awful dental treatment I had received. I owe her heartfelt thanks for handling my case with such sensitivity, insight and understanding during what has been a very difficult time for me personally. She is a credit to her profession.