When you put your health into the hands of medical professionals, you trust that they will do whatever is needed to help you feel well again.
You do not anticipate that a mistake made on their behalf will result in you losing a limb.
At Ashtons Legal, we understand the profound effect amputation can have on every aspect of your life. We know that adapting to your injury through physical and mental rehabilitation can be a long and challenging process for both you and your family.
For many of our clients, it is not just the loss of function that causes problems. Some have to give up their careers which can cause significant financial and emotional suffering, whilst others may experience further medical issues such as phantom pain.
We work with some of the leading experts in rehabilitation, pain control and prosthetics to ensure that our clients can get back to living life as they did before the trauma so far as is possible. We work hard to secure early admission and interim payments of damages to fund much needed care and equipment.
We read and hear day by day of people overcoming the loss of one or more limbs and achieving extraordinary things.
Can I make an amputation claim?
Amputation negligence involves the loss of a limb as a result of substandard medical care. If you received any sort of negligent care that resulted in amputation, then you may well be able to make a claim.
Our lawyers have successfully secured compensation for many clients who have had a limb or limbs amputated, with injuries spanning from the loss of a finger or toe to a shoulder or an above the knee amputation.
Examples of poor treatment that can lead to amputation include:
- incorrect care of diabetes
- delayed diagnosis and treatment of cancer
- delayed diagnosis and treatment of infection
- delayed diagnosis and treatment of vascular or circulatory problems
- surgical errors.
If you have an enquiry regarding an amputation claim, please call us on 0330 404 0776 or contact us online and one of our specialists will be in touch. In the meantime, you might also find our medical negligence FAQs of assistance.