Negligent or Avoidable Amputations
Negligent or Avoidable Amputation Claims
Our expert solicitors regularly help victims of negligent and avoidable amputations to claim financial compensation for injuries, illness and the pain and suffering caused by what is an incredibly traumatic experience.
We have represented numerous people who have been forced to undergo amputations that would have been completely unnecessary had the appropriate medical care been provided. We have also worked with clients whose amputations have been performed negligently, leaving them with long-term medical conditions that have a significant impact on their day-to-day lives.
Our team includes members of The Law Society's panel of medical negligence experts, and we will be happy to discuss your potential claim for negligent or avoidable amputations during a no obligation initial consultation. Simply complete our online claim form or call free on 0800 014 7481 and speak to an experienced solicitor about starting your amputation claim today.
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How Can Negligence Result in an Amputation?
There are several ways that the negligence of medical staff can lead to avoidable amputations, including:
- Mismanagement of diabetes, causing the blood supply to be cut off
- Misdiagnosis of a serious condition, such as a blood clot
- Poor nursing care leading to bedsores or gangrene
- Mismanagement of infections
- Delays in diagnosing cancer
If you suspect that negligent treatment was directly responsible for your amputation, it is important that you speak to a legal professional as soon as possible. Our team will quickly and efficiently assess the details of your potential claim and provide an initial evaluation on your chances of success.
People with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of having a limb amputated if their condition is poorly managed, typically as a result of restricted blood flow. However, in many cases if the correct preventative measures are taken then the amputation can be avoided.
If you, or a loved one, suffer from diabetes and have undergone an amputation procedure, we recommend that you seek advice from a medical law expert regarding a potential compensation claim.
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Amputations cause significant disabilities and affect all aspects of daily living, including work, mobility and personal care. Victims may need adapted houses, vehicles and specialist aids and equipment, therefore where negligence has occurred they are entitled to claim compensation to cover the costs.
Our legal team works with prosthetic consultants, nursing and housing experts to provide the most accurate possible projection of our clients' future costs following an unnecessary or negligent amputation.