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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Canterbury No Win No Fee Compensation

    Surgical amputation Canterbury no win no fee compensation claims

    If you have been affected by a surgical amputation, and you think that this could have been avoided – especially if you believe it was caused as a result of clinical negligence – then the team at Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a Canterbury no win no fee compensation claim.

    Simply contact us today via our freephone helpline and we can tell you almost immediately whether or not you have the legal right to make a Canterbury no win no fee compensation claim. We can then take some details from you and arrange for a member of our legal team to give you a call to discuss your case further.

    What is surgical amputation?

    A surgical amputation is the amputation of a limb under surgical conditions. It is a pre-meditated and often planned for surgical procedure, as opposed to a traumatic amputation which may occur as a result of an accident where the limb in question is literally pulled away from the body.

    Such a surgical amputation may be conducted following an accident where it is clear that the limb in question cannot be replaced, repaired or saved. Amputation may also be required to help alleviate pain or to stop and control infection from spreading to other parts of the body.

    Clinical negligence and amputations

    Amputating a limb or body part should always be a last resort. As a result, everything else should have been tried in the first instance to save the limb in question. Other treatment methods should be sought and full informed consent should be obtained from the patient in question.

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    However, there are some situations where, due to lack of care situations arise where an amputation becomes necessary. If this is the case with your amputation then you may be able to make a Canterbury no win no fee compensation claim.

    For example, we have helped patients in the past who have had toes or feet amputated as a result of diabetic ulcers. These patients were under the care of their GPs, consultants and a community nursing team. All of these professionals were charged with providing a care plan that would ensure that patients feet were checked on regular basis, bandages were changed regularly and high attention was paid due to the risks associated with such patients developing complications.

    Where complications did arise, and treatment was slow in being offered, it is possible to make Canterbury no win no fee compensation claims against the medical staff who have let you down. Of course, we know that changes nothing in terms of your injury, but it can help cover the cost of additional care, or lost income as a result of what has happened to you.

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    Why not take our 30 second test today to find out if you can make a claim, and how much your Canterbury no win no fee compensation claim might actually be worth?

    Date Published: 6th December 2014

    Author: David Brown

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