• Helen Dolan, specialist catastrophic medical negligence lawyer, recovered compensation in excess of £29million for clients with a brain injury (including cerebral palsy) in 2016
  • Hugh Potter secured a settlement figure of just under £13 million thanks to change in discount rate
  • Rachel Rees, expert personal injury lawyer, recovered over £15 million in compensation for clients with a brain injury last year

Amputation Caused by Clinical Negligence

If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation due to the negligence of a medical professional, you will know how devastating and life changing the consequences can be. Amputations often lead to both physical and psychological effects that last a lifetime, significantly reducing a person's quality of life.

At Potter Rees Dolan, our clinical negligence team are experts in helping those who have suffered the loss of a limb or digit due to a medical professional's negligence. Not only will we help you gain the compensation you deserve, we will assist you throughout your rehabilitation process, ensuring you get the support you need.

Recent case wins include:

Compartment syndrome following knee replacement surgery which lead to amputation of the leg - £1,150,000

Grandmother who had leg amputated as a result of an untreated bedsore dies after developing pneumonia in hospital - £27,500

Negligent shoulder surgery left young man in his 20s unable to use his arm fully and facing a risk of future amputation - £600,000

To speak to a medical negligence expert about your amputation claim, call our team on 0800 027 2557. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Causes of amputation

Amputations that result directly from medical negligence can be caused by the following:

  • surgical errors
  • misdiagnosis
  • delays in treatment
  • infections caught in hospital
  • failure to diagnose

This list is not exhaustive, and we understand that each case has an individual set of circumstances that can cause injury. To see if you are eligible to make a claim, contact Potter Rees Dolan today.

Amputation complications

Dealing with the sudden loss of a body part can be an extremely traumatising experience, particularly if the loss could have been prevented with better medical care. As well as the emotional distress, an amputation can have medical complications that include:

  • heart problems
  • blood clots
  • phantom limb pain
  • pneumonia
  • necrosis
  • chronic neuroma

These complications can further add to a reduced quality of life for those affected, and you could be entitled to additional compensation if you develop them or are considered at increased risk of developing complications in the future.

How we can help

Our trained solicitors have years of experience in helping victims of clinical negligence receive the compensation they are owed. Making a claim can often appear daunting or stressful, particularly when dealing with health complications. However, our team specialises in making the process as smooth as possible, guiding you through every step. If you are successful in receiving compensation, you can:

  • gain access to quality care and treatment
  • adapt your housing and transport to suit your needs
  • hold someone accountable for your injuries

Contact Potter Rees Dolan today

If you have suffered an amputation or fear that you may have to have an amputation in the future due to the negligence of a medical professional, our Manchester-based clinical negligence team is on hand to help you receive the compensation you deserve. To speak to an expert about your case, call us today on 0800 027 2557 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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