If you have suffered the devastating consequences of an amputation because of medical negligence you want to know that your legal team will understand your needs, and support you at every stage of your legal claim.
Our medical negligence teams in London and Manchester can help you secure the compensation you need to start living your life to the full post-amputation.
Our amputation claims lawyers have extensive experience in handling claims relating to amputation as a result of medical negligence. Only a small number of amputations each year is as a result of clinical negligence, but the failure of medical staff to identify symptoms such as a reduced oxygen supply to limbs, or the mistreatment or failure to diagnose infection in a wound, meningitis, or diabetes can ultimately lead to a limb having to be amputated with devastating consequences for the patient, both mental and physical.
Our skilled and experienced amputation solicitors have proven experience in securing compensation awards for clients which they can use to improve their quality of life in many ways. Our clients have used their compensation to adapt their homes, or move to new accommodation; to purchase specialist equipment such as specially adapted cars; and to buy better quality prosthetic limbs than are usually available on the NHS. Our solicitors are well placed to support you throughout the legal process of a claim and have years of experience in helping clients appoint case managers and financial advisers where appropriate.
Amputation compensation claims
Our experience with cases involving amputation compensation claims following clinical negligence includes:
- Securing a settlement of £1.2m for young woman whose left leg had to be amputated above the knee. She attended a walk-in medical clinic where she was diagnosed as suffering from a sore throat. In fact she was suffering from an infection which then developed into staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome, leaving her leg with an insufficient blood supply.
- Obtaining significant compensation for a client who suffered amputation of his dominant left arm as a result of the negligent treatment of sarcoma cancer.
- Settling a case on behalf of a successful businessman who went to his GP complaining of pain and pins and needles in his left calf following exercise. The GP diagnosed a trapped nerve and did not refer him to a vascular surgeon. He eventually had to undergo an above the knee amputation when his artery became blocked.