Amputations Resulting from Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence Compensation Claims in Brighton

Amputation can sometimes be the only option when all other methods of preserving the limb have failed. Surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis of conditions, infections following surgery and failing to treat serious injuries correctly can all result in amputation.

Amputation Compensation Claims

Amputation can be of one or both legs, one or both arms, hands, feet, toes, fingers or parts of limbs. Amputees can be left with pain, psychological damage, poor quality of life, financial difficulties and often the need for care and adapted housing.

Surgical amputations are sometimes unavoidable, as without them serious life endangering infections, severe pain or further deterioration of the limb can occur. Any amputation is a highly distressing experience; we understand that and help our clients cope on all levels. We work with some of the best prosthetists (specialists in prosthetic limbs) and psychologists in the UK.

Typical Medical Negligence Cases

Our experience shows us that Medical Negligence which results in surgical amputation is often for one of the following reasons:

  • Delay in diagnosing cancer in the limb;
  • Complications with diabetics including failure to treat injuries and ulcers;
  • Serious limb injuries or infection;
  • Nerve / tendon and muscle damage caused during surgery;
  • Partial amputations not performed correctly;
  • Poor treatment of a serious wound or laceration; and
  • Hospital acquired infections.

For further information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Negligence Claims. We do not charge for dealing with initial enquiries even if we do not take the claim on. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that you can receive expert legal advice about your situation without committing to any obligations regarding fees. If we consider that you have a claim which is likely to be successful then we can offer you a “no win no fee” agreement.

If you would like to discuss a potential amputation claim please contact us on 01273249200 for a free, no obligation discussion. We are happy to visit clients at home or in hospital if necessary.


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