As a law firm with over 12 years’ experience of dealing with a variety of personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline are the best people to speak to if you are looking for an injury lawyer in Wisley.
Our in house solicitors are all fully qualified, and experts in this field. As they do not complete any other form of legal activity, for example, conveyancing, family matters or probate they can be entirely focused on completing your compensation claim in Wisley.
Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors have a lot of experience in personal injury claims resulting from medical negligence.
What is medical negligence?
Medical, or clinical negligence as it is also known, relates to a wide variety of instances where clinicians and medical professionals (including dentists) have acted negligently, or below the standard they should do, which has resulted in an accident, injury or suffering to their patient.
If your medical professional has acted in such a way, and you have been negatively affected as a result, then you might want to speak to an injury lawyer in Wisley.
One specific area where you might be after an injury lawyer in Wisley if you have had to have a surgical amputation.
A surgical amputation is when a limb is removed intentionally, via surgery, because it is no longer of use to you or is presenting further health complications. This differs from a traumatic amputation which may have occurred directly as a result of involvement in an accident, such as a road traffic collision.
Regardless of the reason for an amputation it is obviously a very distressing experience for the patient who will have to find ways to come to terms with their new limited mobility, in some cases, or change in physical form.
Medical professionals will often do all they can to ensure that a surgical amputation is not necessary, and this is therefore seen as a last resort medical practice; however, sometimes an amputation will be required for health reasons.
Sadly, it is sometimes the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional that has been involved in your case that leads to the need for a limb to be surgically amputated in the first place.
What can I make a medical negligence compensation claim for?
One of the most common reasons for surgical amputation is in cases where the patient has diabetes. Diabetic patients are at particular risk of developing complications follow injury to their feet and toes. An innocuous laceration on the foot can lead to severe complications and the need for amputation. As this is a common risk for patients medical professionals are charged with inspecting patients feet on a regular basis to ensure they are not developing signs and symptoms of complication. Failure to do this can have severe consequences, and may result in a surgical amputation of the foot.
If this has happened to you then you might be able to make a compensation claim in Wisley. Take our 30 second test to find out more.
Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown