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Help with amputation claims

Coping with the loss of a limb is challenging, particularly when it is a result of medical negligence and could have been avoided. Our team of medical negligence lawyers can assist if you have undergone an amputation as a result of poor treatment. Amputation compensation claims can provide the financial means to access much needed support in the form of; private medical treatment, home adjustments, prosthetics, and psychological care. We accept cases on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, and our lawyers work diligently to secure the best outcome for you.

Can I claim compensation for an unnecessary amputation?

Limb amputation can occur as a result of a range of negligent treatment, including; misdiagnosing limb ischaemia (where the veins become blocked), poorly treated diabetes or a delay in diagnosing an infection, like sepsis. Often amputation is avoidable with prompt treatment.

If you believe you have had an amputation that was avoidable, it is recommended that you seek the assistance of a clinical negligence lawyer to consider if you have an amputation claim. Our clinical negligence solicitors have significant experience dealing with claims for amputations owing to medical negligence.

What will happen when I make an amputation claim?

After contacting Thomson Snell & Passmore we will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss whether there is a legal claim and what funding options are available. We usually act on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

We will undertake a forensic investigation into what has happened, using your account, and your medical records. Medical experts (often vascular consultants, orthopaedic surgeons and endocrinologists) may be involved at an early stage to consider the treatment and management you received, and to advise us on the standards of care that should have been provided, and the outcome that would have been achieved with appropriate treatment. Following this initial investigation we can then advise you on the strength of your case, and give detailed advice on the next steps, which usually starts with preparing a formal letter of allegations to the relevant defendant.

How our clinical negligence lawyers can help with an amputation compensation claim

We have one of the longest established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our medical negligence solicitors have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation. The size of our Clinical Negligence team, and our breadth of our knowledge, means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation for an amputation clinical negligence claim that is similar in nature to yours.

  • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term
  • We will make sure your case is fully investigated
  • We will focus on your individual requirements. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
  • We will create a team of specialist independent medical experts and a barrister with expertise in dealing with cases similar to your case
  • We will make things as easy as possible and guide you through each stage of the process
  • We can help you find out why the treatment in hospital failed you and ensure that the same thing does not happen to somebody else.

Our accreditations

Our team has long been recognised and highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and affiliated to Action against Medical Accidents.

A number of your team members have individual accreditations and recognition in the legal directories which you can view on their profiles.

Free initial consultation

Contact one of our team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors for a free, no obligation consultation. We will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your potential claim.

We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

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