Wrongful amputation

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The loss of a limb can be an incredibly difficult and challenging time for an individual, especially as our limbs are one element of the body which we depend upon heavily each day. When it comes to dealing with these injuries there are a number of treatments available and amputation is one popular option which allows the injured limb to be replaced with what is often a mechanical version, allowing the victim to continue to perform many of their daily tasks as they could prior to the accident.

Although amputations can help a great deal in this way, they are no replacement for our original limbs or organs and therefore in most cases amputation is only used as a last resort. Unfortunately in some situations, if your doctor, GP or surgeon is negligent towards you, you may end up with a wrongful amputation which in fact you may not have needed. If this has happened to you then you could be eligible to make a claim.

WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST FOR A WRONGFUL AMPUTATION?

Claims for wrongful amputation can be directed towards anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you. If you believe that your doctor or GP has misdiagnosed your illness to the point where you feel that the amputation was not needed, then you could make a claim against them. In turn, if you have more serious injuries then your claim could be directed towards the hospital or a surgeon who may have operated on you if you were admitted to Accident and Emergency.

IN WHAT SITUATIONS COULD I MAKE A CLAIM?

There are a number of situations where you might be eligible to make a claim for wrongful amputation and these include:

  • Wrongful amputation of a leg or other lower body part
  • Wrongful amputation of an arm or other upper body part
  • Wrongful amputation of an organ
  • Wrongful amputation as the result of misdiagnosis
  • Wrongful amputation as the result of miscommunication.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS THAT I COULD CLAIM FOR?

  • Loss of income – if you are required to take an extended period of time off work or you are unable to return to work due to a wrongful amputation then you could be able to make a claim for any loss of income that you have incurred
  • Damages – an amputation can have a big impact on your life and lifestyle. If you are unable to carry out your normal day to day activities, or you struggle to complete required tasks then you could be eligible to make a claim for damages
  • On–going treatment – amputations usually require on–going treatment, this could be in the form of rehabilitation or accessibility options which may need to be provided to you so that you are able to perform tasks in the way that you could prior to the operation.

HOW CAN THE TEAM AT MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

Working together with the team at Medical Compensation 4U, your personal injury claim will be put before the courts and the compensation that you deserve will be awarded to you. We work hard for our clients because we believe that everyone is entitled to a fair trial and to be heard, that’s why we offer our services to you and bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and expertise to really help the progress of your personal injury claim.