If you’ve lost a limb because of negligent medical care, our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors can help you.
We offer a free claims assessment where we can review your situation and tell you if you have a claim. We can help you to claim compensation you deserve for your limb loss. We could deal with your claim in a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.
Our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors have many years of experience helping people who have lost a limb because of medical misdiagnosis, infection and surgical error.
We could help you get compensation to make sure you have access to rehabilitation, high-quality prosthetic limbs and home adaptations to meet your needs.
For a free claims assessment, contact our Medical Negligence Solicitors.
How Simpson Millar Can Help You
- Experienced Medical Negligence Lawyers - We have some of the UK’s leading Medical Negligence Solicitors and Lawyers
- Experts in Medical Negligence – We’re members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation scheme and AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Solicitors Referral Panel
- Get You The Best Settlement as Soon as Possible - Our collaborative approach to dealing with medical negligence cases mean that we can explore with the NHS non-confrontational ways of getting you the right levels of compensation as soon as possible.
- Friendly and Approachable - Our expert team are easy to talk to and you’ll be given a main contact for your case. We’ll keep you updated regularly to make sure you always know what’s happening with your case
- Easy To Deal with - We’ll speak to you in straightforward language and we won’t use legal jargon
People We Have Helped
Our client lost his leg when doctors didn't notice he had compartment syndrome in his leg after surgery to put a graft on one of his artery's. After 4 months of treatment, there was no improvement so his leg was amputated above the knee.
How to Make a Medical Negligence Amputation Claim
To make a successful amputation claim, your amputation had to have happened because of an avoidable medical mistake. This could include:
- Misdiagnosis – meaning your medical treatment was delayed
- Infection – getting an infection in hospital, such as Sepsis or MRSA
- Surgical Error – negligently performed surgery that made your amputation necessary
What Can I Be Compensated For?
Getting compensations for your amputation is so important because it will help you pay for all the additional costs you will now have. These include:
- Loss of past and future earnings
- Any personal care you need
- Any Special aids and appliances for home or work
- Adaptations to your car or motorcycle
- Any home adaptations you need, or helping you move to suitable accommodation
- Help at home, such as cleaning, washing or cooking
- Prescription charges and medical fees
- Travel expenses
- Out of pocket expenses
Why Should I Make an Amputation Claim?
No amount of money can make up for losing a limb, but your compensation can help you readjust to life, knowing that your future care needs can be met.
When you get the care, support and rehabilitation you need, you can live an independent life without worrying about the cost of your support.
By making an amputation compensation claim, you can also help to address any issues that your situation highlights so that lessons can be learned. Taking legal action can lead to an NHS Hospital Trust putting much tougher processes in place. This means there should be higher standards in future, so the medical mistake that happened during your care shouldn’t happen again with anyone else.
What is the Claims Process?
- Contact us for a free claims assessment and we can tell you if your claim has a good chance of success
- We may advise you to make a complaint directly to the NHS before making a claim. We can talk you through the NHS Complaints procedure
- If we take on your case, we’ll arrange for an independent medical expert to assess your injuries. They’ll give us a medical report that will help us understand how much compensation you’re entitled to
- If NHS Resolution admits responsibility for your amputation, we can apply for an Interim Payment. This means you get some of your compensation paid before your claim is settled, so you can get the care, support and rehabilitation you need
- If you claim is successful, we can give you advice on whether you should set up a Personal Injury Trust. This will mean you can still apply for state benefits if you need to.
How Much Will it Cost?
Amputation claims can usually be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. Ask us for details about this when you contact us.
Amputation Claims Time Limits
In England and Wales, you have 3 years from the date of your amputation to make a claim. If you’re claiming for a child, you can either make the claim yourself, on their behalf, before they reach their 18th birthday, or they can decide themselves whether to claim. The 3 year period will start from their 18th birthday.
If someone can’t make decisions for themselves because of a mental disorder, known as a Protected Person, there may not be any time limits on making a claim.
Because some of the rules around time limits are complicated, it’s really important that you get legal advice from a specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor as soon as possible.
By getting in touch with us as early as possible, it should be easier to get the evidence we need to understand the impact of your amputation. And, if your claim is successful, you’ll get the care and support you need sooner rather than later.
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