Overview

Amputation Claims

If Medical Negligence results in the amputation of a limb, Jackson Lees may be able to help you with a claim. These cases are very serious and assessing all the evidence can be very complicated, which is why it is vital that you speak to a specialist solicitor as soon as possible.

At Jackson Lees, we have acted successfully for clients who have suffered both upper and lower limb amputations, ranging from loss of part of a finger to above knee amputations. Depending on the nature of the original injury, amputation claims can cover a very wide spectrum.

Losing a limb is obviously very distressing for a patient and their families. Our aim is to provide you and your loved ones with all the legal support you need throughout the process. We work hard on your behalf to resolve such amputation claims, we have helped people across England and Wales and if necessary can offer home visits at a time convenient for you.

We provide initial advice free of charge and can act on your behalf under a conditional fee agreement, also known as ‘no win, no fee’.

Call us free on 0151 282 1700 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our dedicated team will help you.

How Jackson Lees Can Help

The complex nature of these claims means that you need a Medical Negligence specialist to manage your case. Our team have over 25 years of experience, and will consider all the available evidence to help you get the answers you need.

First and foremost, a successful amputation claim will need to show that you received negligent medical care prior to your loss of limb.

Additionally, we will require medical evidence that proves that your limb could have been saved on the balance of probabilities if the proper treatment had been given. This can sometimes be challenging if you were suffering from a medical condition such as diabetes.

If your claim is successful, then we will ensure you have the practical financial support you need, including compensation to cover:

  • Loss of earnings as a result of enforced absence from work
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Any modifications needed to your home, or if necessary, the cost of moving home
  • Prostheses

At Jackson Lees, we understand how devastating the loss of a limb can be, particularly if it could have been avoided.

The compensation awarded can vary dramatically, depending on which body part has been amputated, and the effect that it has had upon that particular individual and their quality of life and ability to earn a living.

We will do all that we can to help and advise you every step of the way, helping you to achieve a successful outcome.

Case Study

In one case, we acted for a client who lost part of her index finger, following the alleged failure of the hospital to diagnose infection and act promptly, to stop it from spreading. A partial amputation was performed, and as a result, the client suffered from a variety of consequences which affected many areas of her life.

We argued that it had affected her ability to continue with her employment in an administrative role, and that she had lost earnings as a result. She also required care and assistance with various tasks that she had previously been able to carry out alone, and had had to purchase various aids and equipment to assist her in day to day life.

She also claimed damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of the alleged negligence. We were able to obtain £50,000 in damages for the client.

Speak To Us About Your Case

Jackson Lees Solicitors are accredited by the Law Society and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA). This is testament to our track record of hard work and success in Medical Negligence cases, working with our clients’ best interests in mind.

Did you know that there are fixed time limits in place when it comes to making a Medical Negligence claim? Make sure you’re not too late.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you make an amputation claim and what the process will involve, you can get in touch by calling 0151 282 1700 or filling in the online enquiry form.