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Kate Lozynska

Associate, Senior Solicitor & Specialist Litigator

Kate Lozynska

Meet our experts

Kate Lozynska

Associate, Senior Solicitor & Specialist Litigator

Kate is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with over a decade of civil litigation experience.

Having joined the business in 2016 as a Solicitor/Specialist Litigator in the Medical Negligence Department, she was quickly recognised, both internally and externally, for her solid performance, high technical skills in civil litigation and excellent customer care. Thereafter, she joined Serious Injury Clinical Negligence Team specialising in high value amputation cases, brain and spinal injuries, but also ophthalmic, paediatric, colorectal, neurological and neurosurgical matters; orthopaedic, obstetrics and gynaecological, and complex fatal incidents.

Kate’s Team is a designated Team to deal with amputation cases. She has close affiliation with the Amputation Foundation and enjoys charitable work and fundraising. Kate is also involved in the Amputation Campaign, working closely with a panel of specialists in the field on a bespoke prosthesis provision and support for an individual, in order to raise wider awareness.

Kate is a multiple nominee for the Lawyer of the Year Award.

In addition, she was ranked in the Legal 500 as one of only three Medical Negligence Lawyers in the North West in the Rising Star category in 2019 and retained her status since.

Client feedback

“My case handler Kate was brilliant! I could not be happier with how hard she and others from Fletchers fought for me to have the best outcome. Although I know I have hard days ahead I can finally move on with my life and make plans. Thank you. Oh, I honestly can’t thank you and the whole team enough! You’ve been absolutely amazing! I’ll miss our catch ups ”

“The way my case has been handled and the way I have been treated deserve a higher score than 10/10.”

“I wanted to say a big Thank You for everything you have done for me. I wanted to let you know that I was happy with you as my solicitor.  I just wanted to let you know that I appreciated all our talks. You really did help me in some very dark times. I’ll always think of you as my saviour”

“My solicitor Kate has been excellent and has kept me informed of the progress of my case at all times. I feel very happy with Kate and the empathic way she has dealt with me.”

“If Kate had got this case from the start, would have been over a long time ago, she has been fantastic”

“I would like to thank you and all the team at Fletchers for the way that you have dealt with my claim and the empathy shown. I cannot speak highly enough if the service I received. My case was dealt with in an efficient way from all members of the team. A special thank you to Kate for her quick responses to queries and her empathy.”

“Once again thank you for all your hard work settling my claim. Fantastic service. I was kept fully up to date with my case at all times whether it was by phone or email. Will definitely recommend.”

“ If I was able to meet each and everyone of the team, who cared and in many ways ‘protected’ me, I would hug them. They became ‘friends and family’. Thank you so very much”

“Thank you for your email you put a smile on my face this is great news. Thank you for all your help and hard work I understand it has been a hard job and I appreciate everything that you have done and being understanding in my case. You have been helpful and kept me updated in the process and progress with this matter”

Notable Cases

Post 4th degree tear incontinence case of CJ -v- Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (2022) [£800,000.00]

Settled liability 65/35 for a minor EB -v- Dr Marshall (2022)

LB v ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2021)

EDWARDS  v DR SPILL (2020) [£826,000]

RA -v  KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2020) [£400,000]

Kouakou -v Dr Agarwal (2020) [£700,000.00]

BRITTAN v UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST (2019)

FG v BOLTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2019)

MORGANS v SOUTHPORT AND ORMSKIRK HOSPITAL NHS TRUST (2019)

KNJB v AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2018)

SANDBACH v EAST CHESHIRE NHS TRUST (2019)

S v EAST KENT HOSPITALS UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2019)

SMITH v SHERWOOD FOREST HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2018)

ESSERY v UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST (2018)

BEECROFT v ROYAL BERKSHIRE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2018)

SAMINA ZAIDI v LEWISHAM AND GREENWICH NHS TRUST (2018)

Published Cases

LB v ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2021)

The claimant, a sixty-three-year-old woman, received £250,000 total damages after her cervical cancer remained undiagnosed and untreated for two years when a cervical smear in 2015 was incorrectly reported as normal. As a result the claimant’s tumour became surgically inoperable and she needed chemoradiation treatment which would otherwise have been avoided. That treatment led to ongoing bowel issues, severe discomfort and had a limiting effect on her mobility, her general functioning and activities.

 

EDWARDS  v DR SPILL (2020) [£826,000]

The claimant, a 48-year-old woman, received £826,015 total damages for the delay in referral for further investigation of her eyes in June 2014. She underwent several unsuccessful eye operations and suffered an overall reduction in her vision from 15% to 80%.

 

RA -v  KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2020) [£400,000]

The claimant, a fifty-one-year-old woman, received £400,000 total damages following the continued prescribing of high dose steroid medication for a period of two years following an erroneous diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. The long-term consequences included a prolonged period of immune and adrenal suppression and development of Iatrogenic Cushing’s Syndrome and secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, which was likely to be permanent.

 

Kouakou -v Dr Agarwal (2020) [£700,000.00]

The claimant, a 53-year-old man, received £700,000 total damages for the injuries to his left eye he sustained as a result of the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma in July 2015. He suffered optic nerve damage to the left eye and lost 80-90% of the left eye visual field, with a poor long-term visual prognosis.

 

SINCLAIR v CITY HOSPITALS SUNDERLAND NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2020) [ £350,000]

The claimant, a 27-year-old old woman, received £350,000 total damages for the injuries she sustained following negligent treatment for a closed comminuted fracture of the radial head in June and July 2015, although causation and injury were denied. She was left with a stiff elbow with 75 degrees fixed flexion deformity, requiring total elbow replacement within 10 years and repeated revision surgery thereafter and was unable to carry out personal care requiring bi-manual function.

 

MS v SHERWOOD FOREST HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2020)

The claimant, a 41-year-old man, received £140,000 total damages for the physical and psychological injuries that he sustained following a failure to diagnose septic arthritis in his knee in May 2015 although liability was denied. He suffered damage to the articular cartilage, post-traumatic stress disorder and severe adjustment disorder, had limited mobility and would require arthroplasty before the age of 50.

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