If your health has been severely impacted due to medical procedures and poor standard of health care, then you may have grounds to pursue an amputation claim.
Our medical negligence solicitors are here to fight with you to get financial compensation that is rightfully yours.
If you have suffered an amputation in error within the last 3 years then contact us at DIYPI personal injury.
Our best compensation solicitors can fight your case along with assisting with rehabilitation and financial losses.
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Amputation Compensation Claims
Amputation compensation claims –
Having an amputation is not only incredibly distressing, but has a significant impact on your quality of life, the quality of life of those around you, and often your independence.
Amputation can be a life-changing event, and the physical and emotional consequences can be significant.
This reality is understandably very hard to come to terms with, but when amputation is a result of medical negligence, it can be much harder to face.
Amputation Negligence Claims
Medical negligence for amputations is classified as where mistakes have been made by healthcare professionals which led to an amputation that could have been avoided.
Common mistakes by medical professionals include:
- Misdiagnosis of diabetes which has led to a loss of circulation and therefore, the loss of a limb
- Failure to monitor and treat an infection such as sepsis that has led to the amputation
- Incorrect fracture treatment which has caused tissue damage
- A delay in diagnosing conditions such as vascular disease and meningitis that has ultimately led to a necessary amputation
- Carrying out the wrong procedure which then leads to amputation
- The amputation was carried out without your consent
- The amputation was deemed unnecessary
- Surgical Errors
Medical Negligence Amputation
Medical negligence relating to amputations is not just where medical professionals have made mistakes that have led to amputation, but also where a delay or an absence of aftercare is available.
This includes instances such as:
- A delay in amputation when it was the only course of treatment available
- Releasing a patient too early from hospital care after an amputation has taken place.
- If the amputation was performed negligently, resulting in excessive blood loss or damage to surrounding tissue
- If you have developed complications as a result of the amputation, such as phantom limb pain.
Did you know?
Should you be the next of kin of someone who can’t pursue a claim themselves.
Due to them being a victim of clinical negligence, resulting in their serious injury or death.
You can claim compensation on their behalf.
Amputation Injury Claims
If you or a loved one have had to face amputation as a result of medical negligence, you may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, and wondering what to do next.
Amputation injury claims and understanding that your suffering cannot be erased, the prospect of alleviating your physical, emotional, and financial constraints may push you to seek compensation.
Making a claim is often a complex and difficult process, but with the right support, it can be possible to get the compensation you deserve.
Not only can you claim against the negative impact caused to you through someone else’s negligence, but you can also claim for any related expenses, such as ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, mobility aids, and adaptations to your home.
You can also claim compensation for better quality prosthetic limbs that are not available from the NHS.
You may also be able to claim for lost earnings and out-of-pocket expenses. In the case of medical negligence, your experience is not necessarily limited to your physical wellbeing.
As a result, we can seek to gain compensation for counseling, which is often overlooked as a highly relevant and expensive medical cost.
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In addition to medical negligence, some people suffer from psychological stress too.
During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).
Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.
Amputation Claim Solicitors
Amputation Claim Solicitors – Each case that covers amputation due to medical negligence is different, each presenting different challenges to the victim which is reflected in the amount of potential compensation awarded.
The diversity in the context of cases is reflected in the monetary value of your compensation.
The most common cases where amputation presents challenges to the victim include:
The loss of a leg or a foot often requires the provision of a prosthetic and a wheelchair.
We will also seek compensation for necessary amendments required to your home to make living with your amputation easier.
The loss of your arm and/or hand may significantly affect your ability to do your job and therefore compensation is reflected on a loss of earnings.
The loss of your dominant hand will result in a higher monetary reward, as the case will be considered as more severe due to its increased negative consequences to living your day-to-day life.
You may need to relearn how to write, drive, carry items or perform other tasks which would have otherwise been second nature to you.
The loss of a toe can affect your balance, and therefore your ability to walk or run.
The amputation of a finger can ultimately reduce your ability to grip items, which like the loss of a hand, may impair your ability to work and carry out basic functions.
The exact toe or finger which is amputated can have an effect on the compensation awarded to yourself.
Specific fingers and toes have more important functions and therefore more detrimental outcomes.
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Frequently asked Questions
Will I need a medical examination?
In order to provide sufficient evidence of medical negligence it may be necessary for you to undertake a medical examination.
This will be used as evidence in your case.
What is the time limit for claiming against medical negligence amputations?
The time limit for claiming against medical negligence amputations is usually up to three years from the date that you realised your amputation was negligent.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule.
For example, if you are making a claim on behalf of someone who doesn’t have the mental capacity to make their own claim.
There does not tend to be any time limit on when you can make a claim for medical negligence.
If you have any queries about whether or not you can claim, it’s always best to speak to a solicitor.
We free consultation who will be able to give you specific advice related to your amputation case.
How DIYPI can help with an amputation negligence claim.......
With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case.
We work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible.
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*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.