Dr Darren Conway PhD
Solicitor & Head of Clinical Negligence
Darren is a solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department. He qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and specialises in helping those who have suffered an avoidable injury in a medical setting.
Before Darren qualified as a solicitor, he had a career in molecular genetics, during which he obtained a PhD. As a geneticist he worked on several cutting-edge projects trying to identify the genetic cause of specific neurological conditions, mainly at the Institute of Neurology and University College London, both in London, and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (USA). Those conditions included Hereditary Essential Tremor, Torsion Dystonia and Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (a form of motor neurone disease (known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the USA).
Since retraining as a lawyer he has specialised in acting for those, adults and children, who have suffered an avoidable injury and consequential losses as a result of their treatment and/or management in a medical or clinical setting within England and Wales. He straddles both legal and medical worlds, able to steer a clear path through the complex and sometimes confusing medical and legal jargon.
As a result of Darren’s background in molecular genetics, he has a particular interest in more complex claims for clinical negligence, including injuries to children at about the time of their birth and cases involving inherited conditions and genetics. For example, a misdiagnosis, or a delay in diagnosis, or where antenatal testing has resulted in the avoidable birth of a child with a specific genetic syndrome.
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