Amputation Claims

Reviewed by
Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your amputation claim covered

Suffering a medical mistake can be extremely distressing, but when that incident results in amputation, the consequences can be catastrophic.

We understand that an amputation can have a serious impact on your life, your loved ones and your independence. Although compensation can’t erase a life-changing injury, it can be the beginning to getting you and your family the support that you deserve.

Our experienced specialist medical negligence team is here to guide and support you on the journey to claiming compensation.

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How can medical negligence result in amputation?

There are instances when amputation injuries are a result of medical negligence and could have been avoided with improved medical care and correct diagnosis. Common mistakes made by health professionals that have led to amputation include the following:

  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis of diabetes leading to a loss of circulation and, consequently, the loss of a limb
  • Delayed diagnosis of conditions and illnesses such as vascular disease and meningitis
  • Untreated or mistreated infections such as sepsis
  • Incorrect fracture treatment leading to tissue damage

We helped an 82-year-old man who needed an above the knee amputation after there was a delay in the diagnosis of gangrene.

We were also able to secure a settlement for a 61-year-old woman after medical negligence led to the amputation of her left forefoot. She received £450,000.

Nobody should have to suffer a devastating injury due to the negligence of a healthcare professional. Under these conditions, it is important to secure compensation for the mental, physical and economic burdens suffered.

Our team of specialist legal experts understand that some amputations are unfortunately a result of medical practitioners not identifying serious health complications soon enough. The other significant factor with any amputation procedure is whether that procedure was planned or not, as this could have a detrimental impact on how you adjust to the change following your surgery.

Whether your amputation was planned, but the aftercare led to a worsening of your condition; or a medical error  led to you needing an amputation, the outcome is likely to have a lengthy impact. Experiencing an amputation for the first time means adjusting to not only the physical change, but looking after your own mental wellbeing, also.

How to make an amputation compensation claim

To make a claim for amputation compensation, you can contact one of our friendly specialists on 03300 080 352 to discuss the details of your injury and how we can guide you to claim compensation.

Regardless of the circumstances, the emotional challenges for any amputee will be significant.

It is therefore important to know that support is available. When processing your legal claim, your legal representative will be on hand throughout the journey. And we have strong relationships with professionals across all key touch points; empowering you to rebuild your independence through ongoing rehabilitation support, home adaptations, emotional support and counselling; and for many of our clients – with the additional support of our Court of Protection Team.

How can compensation help?

Though no amount of compensation can excuse or change a life-altering event such as the loss of a limb, there are ways that settlements can support you and your family. Successful amputation claims can help you to make each day a little bit easier. Compensation can be used to pay for:

  • Ongoing treatment, care and rehabilitation
  • Advanced prosthetic limbs
  • Resources to adapt your home as necessary to prioritise your safety and comfort
  • Loss of earnings
  • Counselling

If you have an amputation claim you’d like to speak to our specialist team about, we’re here to listen and guide you through the process. Simply call 03300 080 352 or make a claim here

Support

If you or a loved one have been affected by an amputation caused by medical negligence, please don’t suffer in silence.

If you’re not quite ready to make a claim, we still recommend accessing support resources that can advise and point you in the right direction

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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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