Teri Gauge-Klein is an associate in the personal injury and clinical negligence team.

Teri acts on a range of clinical negligence claims against private doctors, GPs and NHS Trusts. She has particular experience in acting for women following mismanaged labours; these cases have included claims for third or fourth degree tears, prolapses and psychiatric injury. Furthermore, she has acted for families following bereavement; these fatal claims have stemmed from a range of causes including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, negligently performed operations, failures in post-operative care and failures to take necessary action to sustain life. Teri also acts in personal injury claims including accidents at work, public liability claims and road traffic accidents.

In addition to this Teri has also acted for families in relation to Inquests including liaising with the Coroner, advising on Inquest procedures, appearing for families at  pre-inquest reviews, preparing statements for Inquests and advocating for families at Inquests, including in court and at Inquests held remotely due to Covid-19.

Teri trained at Russell-Cooke and qualified as a solicitor in 2014.

XY v An NHS Trust – a claim against an NHS Trust for failing to perform an episiotomy during an instrumental delivery using forceps leading to a fourth degree tear, double incontinence and the requirement for all future pregnancies via caesarean section. The claim included the cost of future sacral nerve stimulator and fistula repair as well as for care and loss of earnings.

DJ v Ministry of Defenceclaim against the Ministry of Defence for a failure by their GPs to diagnosis HIV leading to a 10 month delay in diagnosis. This case was the subject of the first Clinical Negligence High Court Trial held fully remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

YZ v An NHS Trusta claim against an NHS Trust for their failure to investigate the abdominal complaints of an 86 year old woman where such investigations would have identified colon cancer which could have been treated by tumour stenting avoiding re-admissions and additional surgery. Further a claim for noting as "not for resuscitation" without discussion with the patient or her family.

AB v GP1 and GP2claim against two GPs for a failure to examine or refer a 49 year old patient reporting a lump in her breast. The 5 month delay in diagnosis would not have changed the treatment regime or prognosis of the disease but prompt diagnosis would have avoided the major depression and prominent anxiety experienced by the Claimant. The case settled via a remote joint settlement meeting 10 days before Trial.

Russell-Cooke represents family of Terri Bell at three day inquest

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • BPP Holborn: Legal Practice Course (Distinction), 2011 - 2012
  • University of Kent at Canterbury: English Law and French Law (Third year spent at the Université Bordeaux IV (First Class Honours), 2007 - 2011