Amputation Claims for Negligence Expertise
Medical negligence can lead to life-changing conditions, including the loss of a limb. You don’t anticipate that when you entrust your health to the expertise of the medical profession that the result will be amputation. But with amputation claims for compensation being prevalent, this devastating outcome is all too real.
Accordingly, The Medical Negligence Experts’ clients turn to us for help claiming amputation negligence 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;
- entirely the result of either a 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 Claims 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. Such cases can end in both sepsis and a loss of blood supply. Also, cancerous cells which go without detection in initial tests. Meanwhile, there’s other kinds of mistreatment like:
- surgical errors;
- inadequate post-surgical care, or;
- conservative treatment of an infection when a patient needs a referral for specialist care.
All of these are real UK examples of cases where people seek and receive financial compensation for amputation negligence.
Types of amputation can range from:
- a digit amputation, such as removal of an entire/tip of the finger or toe;
- pelvic or shoulder disarticulation.
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 unnecessarily endure unnecessary physical and psychological pain. This from retaining a limb beyond repair which doesn’t even receive amputation.
Amputation Compensation Claims
Although there are up to an estimated 6,000 amputations in the UK every year, the majority of these come from 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 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 your situation may appear similar to another person on paper. Yet we’ve done this long enough to advise that every patient is unique, too. Mainly in the way the amputation affects lives, such as with:
- the nature of their rehabilitation;
- in their support network, and;
- in how they approach their new situation.
Our approach is all about the needs and desires of the claimant. We use our experience to help obtain the best possible outcome, & focus 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 deserve to receive compensation. We offer all qualifying clients the opportunity to make a No Win No Fee* claim. In short, we remove the need to pay anything in advance of receiving compensation. Therefore, clients don’t have the risk of facing large legal fees if a claim is not successful.
To qualify for our No Win No Fee* agreement, we to be confident that you should receive payment for damages. Moreover, we want to be sure that your claim has a good chance of being successful.
Therefore, we’ll look at the evidence to determine whether it’s possible to:
- prove that your care was negligent;
- that it results 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 pay. In turn, you may have to use a lawyer from a list they approve of.
A No Win No Fee* claim allows you to work with a solicitor of your choice. You can be confident that they’ll 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 to help you move forward with your life.
- Privately funded rehabilitation;
- Covering any loss of earnings;
- Adaptions for your home or a move to somewhere that suits your needs;
- Specialist sporting prosthetic limbs;
- Mobility aids, and;
- Adaptations to 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. Moreover, we’ll then request 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. Indeed, medical negligence compensation claims can take years to finalise. But that doesn’t 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. Thus 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.
*In essence, the removal of the whole leg or arm, together with part of the pelvis and shoulder
Need some help making amputation negligence claims?
Am I eligible?
If you suffer from amputation 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 to make amputation claims?
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.