Jonathan Baker is a senior solicitor within the Medical Negligence team in Lincoln.
Jonathan acts on behalf of patients (or their relatives – such as if the patient died, or the patient is a child, or incapacitated because of brain injury) who have been injured through negligent medical treatment. He investigates the treatment that was provided to establish whether it was of a reasonable standard of care or not. He does this through obtaining independent expert evidence. If appropriate (i.e. the evidence is supportive), he will then seek to obtain compensation for those injured for the losses that have resulted from that negligent care, or are likely to result from that care in the future. This involves discussing the matter with the Defendant (they may not accept they were negligent) and then seeking to achieve a resolution.
Jonathan deals with a broad range of areas of medical negligence, but specialises in fatal cases, eye claims, cancer cases, birth related injury cases (particularly brain injury), spinal injury cases, and surgical negligence.
Other matters he can act on:
- Brain injury;
- Birth injury;
- Missed pre-birth conditions/defects;
- Claims arising from deaths and inquests;
- Spinal injuries/Cauda Equina;
- Surgical/medical errors;
- Orthopaedic cases;
- Hospital complaints;
- Eye claims;
- GP complaints;
- Claims against care/nursing homes;
- Cosmetic injury;
- Cancer (missed/delay in diagnosis and treatment);
- Delay in medical treatment;
- Military medical negligence.
Jonathan is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme. This means that he has shown a high level of knowledge, skill, experience and practice in this area of law.
He also runs a Mentoring Scheme with the University of Lincoln since 2012. This is a scheme for law students to experience the role of a solicitor. Since 2016, he introduced a “mock-assessment day” to the scheme, which is to experience what a training contract assessment day might be like.