Amputation as a result of clinical negligence
If you have suffered a surgical amputation, and think it occurred as a result of clinical negligence, contact our personal injury lawyer in Bitton today to find out if you can make a claim for compensation.
What is a surgical amputation?
A surgical amputation is the act of surgically and intentionally removing a part of the body which is either no longer of any use (due to damage) or is posing a threat to your general health (for example, if it is infected or necrotic).
Surgical removal may be required to reduce pain or to manage bleeding or infection.
If you have suffered a surgical amputation then speak to our personal injury lawyer in Bitton to find out if you could make a claim. It may be that the need for your amputation occurred as a result of clinical negligence (we will discuss this more in a moment) or as a result of a trauma or accident. Regardless of the situation, if the amputation has occurred as a result of an accident or incident that could have, and ideally should have, been prevented, then our personal injury lawyer in Bitton can help you make a claim against the person responsible.
What is clinical negligence?
Clinical negligence occurs when the medical staff treating you have made an error. Such cases are often complicated to progress due to unforeseen complications that can arise during procedures; however, clinical negligence is not about unforeseen complications. It is about procedures not being followed or mistakes that have been made. If, in hindsight, a medical professional can agree that things could have, and should have been done differently, and that this would affect the outcome then there is a good chance that a personal injury lawyer in Bitton could help you make a clinical negligence claim.
How a personal injury lawyer in Bitton can help
If you want to make a claim for clinical negligence then you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Bitton today. There are strict time limits imposed on how long you have to make a claim for compensation, which means it is imperative that you seek legal advice as quickly as possible.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out immediately if you are eligible to make a claim, you can even take our 30 second test which will also tell you how much your claim may be worth.
You can then give us a call on our free phone helpline number 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 where a member of staff can give you free advice. Should you decide you would like to proceed with your claim we can then put you in touch with a personal injury lawyer in Bitton who will support your through the entire process. They will ensure that you are kept up to date with progress, and that they handle all the paperwork on your behalf.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown