Petar Starcevic Clinical Negligence

Call: 1983


Petar has a wealth of experience in employment and personal injury cases, the latter in large part relating to medical negligence.  As well as regularly appearing in the Employment Tribunal, County Court and High Court, Petar has experience in the EAT and CA.


  • ELA
  • PIBA
  • AvMA
  • Birmingham Medico Legal Society

Clinical Negligence

Petar has been dealing with claimant work in clinical disputes for over 10 years and is very experienced in many different aspects of clinical disputes, including the following:

  • Optician – failure to diagnose glaucoma leading to blindness;
  • Dentists – administering anaesthetic, fitting of onlays, TMJD consequent on negligent dental    surgery
  • Cardiology – failure to diagnose aortic dissection;
  • Oncology – failure to diagnose cancer leading to death;
  • Orthopaedics – failures to diagnose and treat fractures correctly;
  • Obstetrics and neonatal – cerebral palsy, failure to repair episiotomy.

Petar has dealt with many serious cases including assisting clients in difficult cases involving serious adverse outcomes and death.

Reported Cases:


  • P-S v NHS – failure to diagnose and treat aortic dissection promptly leading to fatality and claim by dependants;
  • A v NHS – failure in the treatment of sub-glottic stenosis consequent upon intubation leading to fatality and claim by dependants, settlement approved by the court;
  • K v NHS – failure to diagnose and treat toxic epidermal necrolysis leading to fatality;
  • O v NHS – failure to diagnose and treat compartment syndrome in a young sportsman leading to lower limb amputation with claims for special accommodation and prosthetics, settled after JSM;
  • W v NHS – unusual case of hysterectomy being performed without patient consent in a woman of child-bearing age;
  • C v Malik – failure by GP to diagnose or refer patient suffering from cancer leading to fatality;
  • D v NHS – failure to diagnose pelvic cancer in an elderly claimant;
  • TD v A – decision to perform ERCP and failure to manage post-ERCP pancreatitis resulting in death, case settled on the eve of High Court trial;
  • A v NHS – interesting FAA claim arising out of suicide in hospital.
  • H v NHS - very high value claim of cerebral palsy requiring life long care
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