Wrong Amputation

When Can A Wrong Amputation Become A Medical Negligence Claim?

Amputation can lead to a medical negligence claim for a variety of reasons, from misdiagnosis leading to amputation to avoid the incorrectly diagnosed cancer from spreading, to an amputation of the wrong limb. Whatever the cause of the unnecessary amputation, you need to know what your options are and how you can take action against the negligent surgeon or hospital.

Types of Amputation That Can Lead To A Medical Negligence Claim

There are many reasons that can lead to a medical negligence claim following an amputation, but the most common ones are:

  • Amputation of the wrong limb
  • Misdiagnosis for instance diagnosing cancer in a limb and recommending amputation of the limb only to discover after the amputation that the cancer was misdiagnosed, or that there was cancer but it would not have spread even if the limb had not been removed
  • A surgical error leading to an amputation (for example a surgeon deciding to amputate a limb due to injury when it was not necessary to do so)

Why Amputation Claims Require Specialist Legal Advice

We understand that an amputation can have a dramatic impact on your life, both physically and emotionally. If you are wondering whether your amputation was necessary, you need prompt and expert advice so that you can consider all of your options. We have helped many clients following a negligent amputation and will take the time to listen to your needs before providing you with a list of your options. We will then leave you to consider your choices. All of our initial enquiries are completely free of charge. You can call us on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile 01275 334030) or complete an online enquiry form and we will contact you.

Aspects Of An Amputation Claim

Due to their serious nature, a medical negligence claim following an amputation will have many different aspects to it. Not only will there be a substantial claim for compensation for the pain and suffering experienced but there may also be a claim for:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Career retraining (if you are unable to carry on in your former employment)
  • Adaptations to your home (if you cannot stay in your current home this can include relocation costs)
  • Prosthetics
  • Medical treatment

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 from a mobile 01275 334030) or complete our Online Enquiry Form.

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