Amputation Claims

Amputation of the digits and/or limbs can be a traumatic occurrence, particularly when it arises as a result of clinical negligence An amputation can affect a person’s life considerably including their ability to work and even carry out everyday tasks. Therefore, claiming for compensation can be vital to help both with financial loss and the costs of future care.

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An amputation can cause serious physical and emotional trauma

Amputations can occur as a result of a long-term misdiagnosis, surgical errors ( See Surgical Error Compensation ) or delays in treatment. . What might have appeared at first to be a minor injury can lead to life-changing consequences. Diabetics are at particular risk of amputation if they are not looked after properly or any kind of laceration, infection or ulcerations are not treated quickly or efficiently.

We have experience in pursuing claims in this complex area

We understand the impact amputation can have on a patient’s life, including the psychological trauma it can cause. We are committed to helping our clients receive the best possible compensation to ensure that they have the equipment and care they need in order to continue with their day to day life. Simply contact us today for a free, no obligation chat to find out how we can help you.

Why make a claim?

Being left with injury or long term consequences often leads to financial loss, or expenses directly related to the ongoing care of conditions caused by negligence. You have every right to claim compensation to help deal with this financial loss.

Emotional and physical trauma caused by amputation

Amputations may occur when you have been misdiagnosed, or been a victim of surgical errors or delayed treatment of even minor injuries. People who suffer from diabetes  are at particular risk if not treated quickly for lacerations, ulceration, infections and injury.

We have experience in pursuing Amputation claims, a complex area of compensation.

Can I sue the NHS?

Before making a claim it is worth taking note of the following point.

Check that your medical issues are grounds for negligence, and not a simple complaint procedure. Complaints about procedure dissatisfaction, or seeking an apology / admission for lack of care / treatment should go to PALS. Read more about suing the nhs.

When you might have a claim

Injury, continuous pain or loss due to the act of a practitioner or general lack of care at the NHS is an entirely different matter. You might very well have a claim. The duty of care might have been breached meaning the health care professional/s did not provide the expected level of care. If you believe you deserve compensation you may have a medical negligence claim. Read more about how to claim against the NHS here.

Common Questions  Relating to Amputation Claims

In this scenario a claim must be undertaken by a “litigation friend”: this is usually a close family friend, family member, or a spouse who acts in the best interest of the victim.

How much you can claim will depend very much on the impact and severity of the injury received and ongoing expenses and loss of income.

You may need to be assessed by a medical team for us to better understand your limitations caused by your  injury.

Compensation will take into account future physical and psychological support required, specialist equipment and adaptions to your home that are needed. Also, any future pain and suffering that you may experience will be taken into account alongside the loss of work and income related to your injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to negligence please contact one of our specialist solicitors on 0333 987 4161 to discuss your claim.

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