Amputations, Brain Injury Burns Management Care of the Elderly Mental Health Oncology Palliative Care Respiratory Disease Spinal Injury
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
* Registered General Nurse – Adult Nursing
* BSc (Hons) Nursing (1997)
* Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing (1996)
* Intensive Care Nursing Post Graduate Study (FHEQ Level 7) ratified 2017
* Registered Nurse (Part 12) Nursing & Midwifery Council professional register
* Full membership with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
* Member of The British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
I am a Registered General Nurse with 20 years post qualification experience. Since 2005 I have specialised in critical care. I have significant expertise in Burns and Plastics Trauma where catastrophic injury has caused disfigurement and permanent disability. Prior to this I worked in general medical and surgical Intensive Care departments.
As a Senior Critical Care Practitioner, I have dealt with the full range of pressured and challenging clinical scenarios, handling both acute emergency situations and management of long-term conditions.
I currently work as a Case Manager. In addition to this role I prepare Civil Procedure compliant Expert Witness nursing care and breach of duty reports in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. I understand my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses.
My areas of experience include:
Mental Health Conditions
Palliative Care/End of Life
Maxillary Facial Plastics/Oncology
Hand and Face Trauma
Between 2005- 2018 I Specialised in Burns and Maxillary Facial Trauma critical care:
2018- 2018 Trauma Coordinator – Hand and Face Trauma
2011- 2018 Senior Staff Nurse and Coordinator Critical Care Unit
2005- 2011 Intensive Care and Advanced Recovery Unit
My experience in these highly-specialised departments has enabled me to gain specific clinical skills to care for critically ill adults with life changing injuries, who need to be intensely supported through the recovery and rehabilitation process.
My experience includes medical, surgical, trauma, and elderly care, with personal insight and compassion for special educational needs.
I have worked collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary teams to enable best outcomes for patients in care and resettlement.
I am committed to maintaining and advancing my professional training and development and regularly undertake appropriate training to ensure that my skills and knowledge are current, and evidence-based. In 2017 I completed a Master’s Level program in Intensive Care Nursing. I have attended expert witness training.
What our clients say...
Dear Kathy … I just wanted to say thank you so much for your patience and assistance over the past few days. Your evidence was excellent
Sinead Swan – Ivor Fitzpatrick
Dear Jodie, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you for the ‘work’ which you put into my case and endeavoured to help the case come to a successful conclusion. it is wonderful that my two daughters and rest of my family now have some Justice for Bryan’s untimely death. Somewhat difficult to believe what has just happened after five years. Very many thanks, kind regards and good wishes for Christmas
PS Client Feedback
Hi Sue, you were first class. Also regards to Maggie Sargent and her premier quality team!
Philip Smith – Beauchamps
Maggie Sargent is a star – not just a leader in her field but a legend – her experience is unmatched, her knowledge impressive and her application sophisticated.
Paul Paxton – Stewarts
Can I take this opportunity in thanking you on behalf of our client and his parents. You did a tremendous job. We could not have achieved such a high settlement without your skill, expertise, and input. The family are very grateful to you
Paul McNeil – Fieldfisher
I have worked with Maggie Sargent for more that 25 years. She is the best expert I have ever instructed. She is exceptional in court and brilliant with clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Partner, Field Fisher
‘The Claimant’s evidence as to the value of the nursing care she provided to Mr Grant was given by Ms Jodie Brookes. She is a registered nurse. The majority of her career has been spent managing care facilities in the private sector. She specialises in palliative care and has considerable experience nursing patients with mesothelioma. Ms Brookes gave careful and impressive oral evidence. She made concessions where appropriate, yet demonstrated that her conclusions were based on a careful review both of the medical notes and of what the Claimant had told her when she visited’.
Judgement of Martin Chamberlain QC
On Friday 28th June 2019 I was visited by one of your colleagues, Mrs Sue Tomkinson. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, and how both my wife and I were very pleased with Mrs Tomkinson. We have never been in this situation before, and the thought of a stranger asking questions, some of them very personal questions, and poking around in our private lives was a thought that quite frankly filled us with dread. Our fears were soon quelled, and we were put at ease by the empathic way in which she asked her questions. We feel that all the aspects of our needs were thoroughly assessed in a very professional and friendly manner. She is a credit to your company, and I would like her permanent record to reflect our comments, thanking you
DWG Client Feedback
Dear Kathy – This is just to let you know that my client has accepted a significant seven figure sum to conclude his case. Both he and I wanted to thank you for your invaluable contribution towards his case because he could not have achieved such a good result without your skilful clinical assessment and attention to detail. Kind regards
Dickinson Solicitors Ltd