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If I have a negligent amputation case
In order to establish whether you have a case for making a negligent amputation claim, with the support of Access Legal’s expert lawyers you have to show that it was the breach of the duty of care owed to you by the doctor or surgeon which directly caused the injury you suffered.
The onus will be on our expert medical negligence solicitors to prove your claim that 'on the balance of probability' (i.e. a greater than 50% likelihood) it was those failures, before, during or after surgery that were directly responsible for the otherwise unnecessary amputation. Since your negligent amputation claim concerns a medical or surgical procedure, the most important evidence to support it will come from independent medical experts whose opinions will be crucial.
The claim for compensation will include an award for your pain and suffering and to ensure that your quality of life is maintained to as high a standard as possible. This will take into account any financial losses and will also include any past and future costs of treatment, rehabilitation and care, adaptations to the home, and state-of-the-art prostheses that may be required.
Your legal team must possess an understanding of complex medical terminology and evidence as well as the law. Accreditation by the Law Society or patient safety charity AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) will be a good indicator that your medical negligence solicitors have the necessary expertise and experience to handle your case.