Alison Starkey

Alison Starkey

Associate (FCILEx)

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Girl, five, died of asthma attack after GP turned her away bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-…
26 Feb 17
Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy' bbc.co.uk/news/health-39…
21 Feb 17
Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear bbc.co.uk/news/health-38…
16 Feb 17

About

Alison is an Associate (FCILEx), and a key member of the Clinical Negligence team.

She joined Michelmores in 2008, having already achieved qualifications in both general and psychiatric nursing.

Alison worked for 10 years within the NHS, latterly holding a Nurse Specialist's post within the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital's Leukaemia Unit, before leaving the NHS to pursue a career in law.

In addition to being an experienced lawyer, Alison has a broad base of clinical knowledge. She manages a varied caseload of clinical negligence claims, including a number arising from there being a delay in the diagnosis of cancer and negligently caused injuries during surgical procedures. She has represented many bereaved families throughout the process of Coroners' Inquests and has subsequently assisted them in bringing legal claims.  

Alison is a committee member of the Devon & Exeter Medico Legal Association, and is also a member of the charitable organisation, Action Against Medical Accidents the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Recent Experience

  • Successfully obtaining compensation for two women who sustained negligently caused injuries during breast reconstruction surgery, undertaken by the same surgeon. He was subsequently removed from the Register of the General Medical Council. 
  • Acting on behalf of a young man who suffered from disabling, chronic facial pain following nerve damage during ENT surgery. The claim settled for a six figure sum.  
  • Successfully obtaining compensation for a woman who had to undergo radical surgery as a consequence of a delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer. 

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