Compensation Claim Uttoxeter
For many of us, our worst nightmare might be having to have a limb removed. The thought of being involved in a road traffic accident that results in the immediate amputation of a leg or arm is a horrific thought, but it is not only under traumatic situations that limbs and other body parts can be lost.
The term “surgical amputation” refers to the amputation (or removal) of a limb or part of the body which is no longer of use to you (either through nerve damage or due to infection which poses a risk to the rest of your health).
If you have to have a body part surgically removed your first thought might not be to make a compensation claim – sadly, these procedures are occasionally necessary (but surgeons and consultants will do all they can to avoid taking such drastic steps).
However, occasionally a surgical amputation may be necessary due to medical or clinical negligence, in which case you probably would be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Continue reading to find out more about what Accident Advice Helpline can do to help you with your personal injury claim.
Medical Negligence that can result in Surgical Amputation
One of the most common areas where medical negligence has led to the amputation of a body part is diabetes.
Patients with diabetes are well aware that they must take especially good care of their legs and feet. Due to the nature of diabetes and the effects it has on the body, it is easy to develop:
If the feet and/or legs become injured in any way, for example, through cuts and lacerations.
If medical staff fail to treat such injuries properly and in a time appropriate manner, the results can be devastating, resulting in an untreatable infection and ultimately the loss of the limb concerned. If this has happened to you then you might want to consider making a compensation claim.
How to make a compensation claim in Uttoxeter
The first thing you should do if you think you have a compensation claim for medical negligence is make a complaint to the medical staff responsible. The hospital you were treated at will have their own internal complaints policy which should be conducted in the first place and once the results of their investigation are through you will be in a better position to commence your compensation claim.
If you would like assistance with this initial process Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assist.
You should then contact a member of our advisory staff to discuss the details of your case. They will then arrange for you to be represented by one of our in house solicitors who will start your compensation claim immediately. All our solicitors operate on a strict no win no fee basis and will reassure you that you are under no financial risk when starting your claim.
Take our 30 second test to see if you qualify to make a compensation claim or give the team a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 1st September 2013
Author: David Brown