Amputation Negligence Claims
Medical negligence can lead to life-changing conditions, including the loss of a limb. You do not anticipate that when you entrust your health to the expertise of the medical profession that the result will be amputation but this devastating outcome is all too real for The Medical Negligence Experts clients who have asked for help claiming compensation.
What is Amputation Negligence?
Losing part of your body due to negligent care is something no patient should ever have to suffer. Medical negligence implies this situation was avoidable and caused entirely by mistake, or several failings, of the staff providing your diagnosis and care.
The fact that limb loss from clinical negligence makes up only a small proportion of the number of medical negligence claims processed every year is of little comfort to someone who has suffered this way. Amputation affects every aspect of a person’s life. They and their family have to cope with the stress of lengthy physical and mental rehabilitation and having to adapt their lives to deal with their physical limitations. For some patients, this can also mean having to give up their career and retrain in a new field.
Causes of Amputation from Medical Negligence
There are two main medical reasons behind the majority of amputations due to medical negligence: misdiagnosis and mistreatment.
Misdiagnosis can include instances such as an undetected infection which leads to sepsis and loss of blood supply, or cancerous cells which are not detected in initial tests; while mistreatment can include surgical errors, inadequate post-surgical care, or conservative treatment of an infection when a patient should be referred for specialist care. All of these are real examples of cases in the UK where people have sought – and obtained – financial compensation for amputation negligence.
Types of amputation can range from a digit amputation where an entire finger or toe, or the tip of one, is removed, to a pelvic or shoulder disarticulation where the whole leg or arm is removed together with part of the pelvis and shoulder.
The Medical Negligence Experts can assist you to claim compensation for any amputation resulting from negligence including damage resulting from inadequate post-operative care. We can also represent clients who have been forced to endure unnecessary physical and psychological pain of retaining a limb beyond repair which has not been amputated.
Amputation Compensation Claims
Although there are up to an estimated 6,000 amputations carried out in the UK every year, the majority of these are related to progressive conditions such as diabetes. However, some result from medical negligence and that is where our experienced solicitors can claim compensation on your behalf.
Compensation for amputation negligence can be used to pay for things like:
- Immediate access to private care to circumvent NHS queues.
- Psychological support to help you adapt to your new circumstances.
- An assessment of your home and any alterations it may require, or the cost of moving to a more appropriate home.
- Support from an expert in prosthetics and the ongoing cost of replacing and updating prosthetic limbs.
- Physical rehabilitation treatment.
- Career advice and retraining.
The Medical Negligence Experts understand that while your situation may appear similar to another person’s on paper, every patient is unique in the way their lives are affected by their amputation like the nature of their rehabilitation, in their support network, and in how they approach their changed situation.
Our approach is claimant driven. We use our experience of other claims to help obtain the best possible outcome while focusing on your unique circumstances and needs.
No Win No Fee* Amputation Negligence Claims
The cost of starting a claim should not be a barrier to those who are entitled to receive compensation. We offer all qualifying clients the opportunity to make a No Win No Fee* claim, removing the need to pay anything in advance of receiving compensation and taking away the risk of being left with large legal fees if a claim is not successful.
To qualify for our No Win No Fee* agreement, we need to feel confident that you are entitled to receive payment for damages and that your claim has a good chance of being successful. We will look at the evidence to determine whether it is possible not only to prove that your care was negligent, but that it resulted in your injury. These two aspects are vital to the success of any claim for compensation for medical negligence.
Some people have insurance which covers legal expenses associated with making a compensation claim for medical negligence. However, these policies often have a limit to the amount they will may and you may have to use a lawyer from their approved list. A No Win No Fee* claim allows you to work with a solicitor of your choice and feel confident that they will do all they can to secure the most favourable outcome for you.
How Can We Help?
Our amputation claims solicitors obtain compensation which you can use in a variety of ways to help you move forward with your life, including privately funded rehabilitation, loss of earnings, adaptions for your home or a move to somewhere more suited to your needs, specialist sporting prosthetic limbs, mobility aids, and adapted cars.
We will assess your situation to determine whether you are entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence. If so, we work quickly, gathering and presenting the evidence to the responsible party and requesting they make an appropriate payment. Our specialist lawyers can also help by organising for an independent assessment of your physical condition and rehabilitation needs.
Where possible, we follow the guidelines in the Rehabilitation Code, putting you at the centre of the process to expedite care and minimise further stress for you and your family. Although medical negligence compensation claims can take years to finalise, it does not mean that you have to wait years before you can access the care you require to help you recover and move forward.
Our aim is to help you recover your health and independence as quickly as possible, preventing your experience from clouding your future. Compensation is the means by which you can do this.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and let us start you on the path to a brighter future
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert amputation negligence claims solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your amputation negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.