Wrong Arm Amputated?
The amputation of the wrong arm may occur due to the negligence of a nurse, a doctor or a surgeon or in some cases, due to the negligence of all three of these medical professionals. Perhaps a nurse marked the wrong limb when preparing the patient for the operation. Perhaps the doctor wrote the wrong limb on the patientís notes, an awful administrative error or misdiagnosed a patient as suffering from gangrene, cancer or another infection requiring the limbís removal as a form of treatment. Or perhaps a surgeon removed a limb when treating a traumatic injury to the patient and it was later ruled that the removal of the limb was not necessary for the patientís long term health.
Wrong Arm Amputation Negligence
In a case where the incorrect limb has been amputated, you will always have grounds to make a claim. This is an extremely serious error by medical professionals in which you have placed your trust. In many cases the amputation of the incorrect arm will lead to an individual have to learn how to write with their opposite hand and re-learn their orientation of fine motor skills, something which can be both extremely difficult and frustrating. Even more seriously having the wrong arm amputated will quite possibly result in both arms having to be amputated due to the original need for limb removal, be this cancer, or infection, amongst other reasons.
Amputation is life changing and can cause the patient complications. The surgery itself is dangerous, particularly in the elderly, with a lot of stress being placed on the body. Elderly patients are at high risk of heart failure during an amputation. Amputation may also lead to phantom limb syndrome, a psychological issue occurring due to the rearrangement of nerve cells in the brain which previously served the limb, resulting in pain being sensed where the limb used to be. The procedure also causes physical and psychological stress on the patient.
Costs Of A Claim
If we can help you to make a claim for compensation you will benefit from the following funding options:
- Conditional Fees ("no win, no fee")
- Legal Expenses Insurance
- Private Funding
- Structured Payment Plans
All initial enquiries are completely free of charge so that we can explain your legal rights to you without you worrying about any costs.
Can We Help You With A Wrong Amputation Enquiry?
We will be happy to help you and to explain your options and to assess whether you can make a claim.
Please call us free of charge on 0800 234 3300 or complete our Online Enquiry Form.
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