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Amputation Negligence

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 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 a failing, 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 cope 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.

Amputation Compensation Claims

NHS figures show that between 5,000 and 6,000 amputations are carried out in the UK each year. The majority of these are related to progressive conditions such as diabetes, but some stem from medical negligence.

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, in the nature of their rehabilitation, in their support network, and in how they approach their changed situation.

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.

Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and let us start you on the path to a brighter future.

Personal Injury Solicitors in Peterborough

Talk to The Compensation Experts if you want to find out more about claiming damages for being hurt in an accident that was not your fault. We work with the leading personal injury solicitors in Peterborough and will do all we can to ensure you get maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.

Our offer of a No Win No Fee* agreement take away any financial risk associated with starting a claim. You have nothing to lose by talking to us so get in touch today.

Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law is diverse, and the amount of compensation you receive depends on you hiring a solicitor who has the necessary skill and experience to handle your type of claim. Hiring a lawyer who specialises in whiplash to represent you in an industrial deafness claim is like taking your bicycle to a mechanic who works on tractors. Even if they appear to be similar on the surface, no claim is identical to another because every client’s health and circumstances are different.

Types of claims we handle at The Compensation Experts include:

  • Workplace accidents, including industrial illness and injury
  • Construction accidents, including electric shocks and falls
  • Slips and trips
  • Road traffic accidents, including whiplash claims
  • Medical negligence, including surgical errors and cosmetic surgery
  • Dog bites and other animal attacks
  • Sporting injuries
  • Accidents abroad
  • Poisoning, including food poisoning and carbon monoxide poisoning

One of the most frequent compensation queries our solicitors in Peterborough receive is about work injury claims. The term “work injuries” brings to mind accidents with machines but the number of injuries affecting white-collar workers is rising. A recent report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) showed that the most common type of accident at work is caused by lifting or handling heavy objects, closely followed by a slip, trip, or fall. These two criteria account for 241,000 of 622,000 non-fatal injuries reported last year.

It is understandable that some victims have reservations about raising a claim against their employer. They worry that they may be victimised in some way, or cause the company to suffer financial hardship. Be assured that the law protects you from being bullied or discriminated against in any way and that your company’s liability insurance will cover the cost of damages, so it will not have any effect on profits. Making a claim can highlight serious safety risks and make the workplace safer for everyone.

How To Make a Claim

Contact The Compensation Experts today to find out if you are eligible to make a claim. If you can show that you have been physically injured and that another person was responsible, we can help you make a claim. Compensation won’t take away your injury but it will give you the money to access resources, like private medical treatment, and will allow you to focus on healing without having to worry about your family’s financial security.

Call today, or fill in our online contact form and let us reply at a time that suits you.

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    Am I eligible?

    If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.

    Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.

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    How much could I claim?

    As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.

    Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.

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    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 & clear as possible.

    Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.

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