CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL
NEGLIGENCE EXPERTS
 

Amputation
Compensation Claims

Dealing with an amputation can be deeply traumatic, profoundly impacting the personal and working life of the patient. If you experienced problems during medical treatment, which led to you needing an amputation, then you may be feeling distraught and unsure of our options. Of paramount importance is that you secure the services of an experienced medical negligence Solicitor, who can provide legal guidance and explain your options.

How will your claims Lawyer help?

A competent and skilled Solicitor will have dealt with many similar amputation claims and will have a full understanding of your situation and how you are feeling. As well as looking at your current situation when assessing your claim, they will also look at how your amputation may affect you in the future.

At any time throughout your claims procedure, your claims Solicitor will support, assist, and be dedicated to securing the best outcome possible for you with regards to amputation compensation.

How will your case be assessed?

The Solicitor will take a full history of your case including details of any incident or accident that resulted in the amputation. They will also access your medical files (with your full written consent) and will discuss with you how the procedure has impacted upon your life, both personally and professionally.

When assessing your losses, the Solicitor will look at:

  • Specialist training you have had to undertake
  • Rehabilitation treatment including physiotherapy
  • The provision and cost of specialist equipment
  • Your personal care
  • Transport costs and specialist cars/devices
  • Cost of medical treatment/therapies
  • Costs of any prosthesis

Your Solicitor will look at the reasons given by the medical staff for your amputation and will consult with other experts in the field if necessary. If you are unsure who to approach for help, your advisor will be there to point you in the right direction.

Remember your Solicitor will have dealt with many similar cases successfully, and as such, they work within a close network of other experts in the field of amputation care.

As you might expect, it is crucial that your Solicitor keeps abreast of current improvements and advancements in the sector and how this informs amputation claims. We will not only be able to take care of your case from the legal aspect, but we are also able to offer help and advice to assist you and your family members.

Around 6000 amputations take place each year within the UK, half of which were due to avoidable medical problems.

For those who have been on the receiving end of this type of surgery, the consequences are truly life-changing and can lead to deep psychological trauma. Not only are you left to recover from a major operation, but your whole life is turned upside down.

Recover your compensation

If your amputation was preventable and unnecessary, we might be able to help you claim compensation. This may not fully put your life back to how it was before the surgery, but it can help in many ways.

Modifications to your home, transport, therapy, all designed to allow you to function in your daily life as you used to, can be considered once you receive adequate and necessary compensation.

Because we have worked with many clients who have undergone an amputation, we know the processes involved in depth, and can, therefore, work towards obtaining maximum compensation on your behalf

Reasons for amputation

The majority of amputations are undertaken to prevent serious illness or medical problems, and as such are not the result of negligence. The amputation may have been necessary due to reduced blood supply, infection, gangrene, limb cancer, or physical trauma. But in some cases, amputations could have been prevented with timely and targeted medical and nursing care.

If the medical team or the GP caring for you were not proactive, you may be left having to face the rest of your life as an amputee. Many clients have come to us with claims due to:

  • Limb cancer being diagnosed too late
  • Improper care of diabetes
  • Ischaemia not diagnosed
  • Infection not detected
  • Error during surgery leading to amputation
  • Amputation of the wrong limb

Those with diabetes are also at risk of amputation due to poor blood flow. Shockingly, 50% of amputations within the UK are carried out on people with diabetes.

The next step

Dealing with an amputation compensation claim is a specialist undertaking, so always make sure that you choose a competent and proficient Solicitor with a history of managing similar amputation claims successfully.

For more information on any of our amputation compensation services, you can get in touch with our team today by phone, by email, or by requesting a callback for an ideal time via our online contact form.

Let us help

If you have suffered physically, emotionally or financially due to amputation, we can help.

Get in touch now and find out how we can help with your case for amputation compensation.

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