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Having to undergo amputation surgery as a result of medical negligence can be a devastating and traumatic event. At Primus Solicitors, we understand the emotional and physical impact of such situations. We are a team of medical negligence experts, specialist medical negligence solicitors, and medical negligence claim solicitors who are here to help you gain compensation if your amputation injury was due to the negligence of a medical professional.
Medical mistakes that could lead to amputation include failing to diagnose or treat a condition correctly, such as diabetes and infections. Different amputation injuries can have different effects on your life, ranging from the tip of a finger to a leg or an arm. meaning that the nature of the Amputation Negligence and type of amputation surgery will determine the case we make.
Before we take on your claim, we need to establish that the medical professional owed you a legal duty of care, which they breached as their level of care fell below the standards required. Additionally, you had to have an unnecessary amputation as a direct result of their negligence, which we would then be able to utilise to build a Amputation Negligence case for you.
Examples of medical mistakes that can cause an amputation injury include surgical errors, clinical errors, missed or delayed diagnosis of diabetes or cancer, leading to the condition becoming worsened, and failing or neglecting to diagnose or treat conditions such as meningitis or encephalitis, which leads to a condition called septicaemia. Failure to diagnose or treat sepsis, which is a life-threatening condition and may require amputation to save your life, is also a potential cause.
As one of the best medical negligence law firms in the UK, we handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means that you won’t have to pay any legal costs if you don’t win your claim.
In medical negligence amputation claims, it is advisable that you provide us with the medical records from the hospital that treated you. This would help us to improve your chances of proving that the medical professional was negligent.
Usually, the compensation for medical negligence amputation claims is split into two types of damages: general and special. The compensation you will receive is dependent on the severity of your injuries. General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the negligence in your daily life, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages are compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications, and travel expenses associated with your medical care.
For medical negligence amputation claims, you will usually have three years from the date you underwent surgery, or the date when your condition was diagnosed or linked to a misdiagnosis. However, children have three years to make claim from the date of their 18th birthday, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to make a claim for medical negligence.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your amputation negligence Claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.