Humu is a senior associate in our clinical negligence team, specialising in defending claims brought against healthcare trusts on behalf of NHS Resolution. Having qualified in 2013, Humu is experienced in achieving early and fair resolution whilst defending claims that are without merit.
Humu runs a mixed portfolio of cases, dealing with sight loss, nerve injury, amputation, cancer and fatal accident claims.
Coming from a medical background but having completed his training contract predominantly in a claimant spinal injury setting, Humu is able to see cases from both sides, enabling him to deal with medical claims, often involving sensitive issues, in an emphatic manner for the patient and the family whilst doing what is best for his NHS clients.
Sight Loss Case Early Resolution
Resolved a high value sight loss case pre-action via cooperative solicitor-to-solicitor approach with minimal expert evidence obtained, thus achieving early resolution whilst saving costs.
Dishonest Records Claim Successfully Defended
Successfully defended a case at Trial where the Claimant alleged the Trust caused him extravasation injury and, furthermore, dishonestly recorded entries in his notes to hide this fact. The case had to be defended in order to protect the integrity of the clinicians involved.
Expedited Fatal Accident Claim Resolution
Resolved a case within five months of being instructed where a dispute between the Estate prevented progression of the claim. Following our successful application for the Court to appoint a Personal Representative, we were able to reach swift resolution.
Amputation Claim Withdrawal
Persuaded a Litigant-in-Person, who alleged the Trust negligently caused him to suffer from an amputation, to withdraw his claim on the basis that the remedy he was seeking was, in fact, not recoverable under the law of tort.