Amputation Negligence*

Losing a limb will always be difficult, but learning that your amputation was caused by avoidable medical errors can be extremely hard to come to terms with.

Our medical negligence solicitors are here to help if you’ve had a limb amputated as a result of negligent treatment. We can help if you’ve had to have an amputation because of:

  • Misdiagnosis of cancer
  • Incorrect care of diabetes
  • Untreated/mistreated infections
  • Surgical errors

Making a compensation claim can help make your life easier by paying for private medical treatment and by funding household adaptations, prosthetics and care for the psychological effects of your injuries.

Our lawyers have helped thousands of medical negligence victims to get the compensation they deserve. You can be reassured that we’ll work tirelessly to reach the best outcome for you.

Medical Explanations

How Can Medical Negligence Result In An Amputation?

Amputations can be performed for a number of medical reasons, normally when a limb has been badly injured in an accident or when the area has a serious infection. However, sometimes you may need a limb amputating because a medical professional didn’t treat a pre-existing condition or injury correctly.

We can help you if you’ve had to have a limb amputated because of the following negligent treatment:

  • Ischemia wasn’t diagnosed (reduced oxygen supply to the limbs)
  • Infected wound or laceration not diagnosed/treated correctly
  • Improper care of diabetes resulting in complications (including diabetic foot ulcers)
  • Undiagnosed cancer in your limb
  • Misdiagnosis of meningitis
  • Nerve, muscle or tendon damaged during surgery
  • Amputation of wrong limb

Our medical negligence lawyers are here to secure compensation and get you answers and apologies.

Your Legal Options

What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?

After you’ve contacted us, we’ll set up an initial consultation to discuss your case and whether you have a legal claim.

We’ll then get in touch with those responsible for your negligent treatment at an early stage to see if they accept the blame for your injuries. If they accept responsibility, we’ll try to secure interim compensation payments which can fund private medical care and ongoing expenses, before your claim fully settles. Any interim payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.

Our experts will look into your case in detail, gathering evidence from independent medical professionals. These experts evaluate what care you should have received and can determine any future implications to your health. They’ll also advise us on the care you’ll need in the future.

We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court, keeping the claim process as short as we can. However, if your opponent doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you need, we’ll start court proceedings.

Even when trial dates have been set, claims are still often settled before reaching court. If your claim does need to go to court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.

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Medical Law:   Our Priorities
As experienced solicitors, we know how to pursue these kinds of Amputation Negligence claims.  We understand the needs of our clients.   We can employ the resources to be effective in complex medical negligence litigation.
Medical Law:  Our Promise to You
We are dedicated to the service of our clients from our initial consultation and case review until we reach a settlement or judgment on your behalf.   Your best interests are our priority.  If you or a loved one have suffered due to medical negligence, we want to help you by finding out, what happened, who was responsible and holding that responsible party or parties to account.

*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Regulation 8 of S.I. 518 of 2002.

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About Us is a team of experienced solicitors and medical consultants who specialise in taking on medical negligence claims.

The team is headed up by Siobhan Fahy, Solicitor.

We are all well qualified in our respective fields and have years of experience in the area of medical negligence. We seek justice and financial compensation for patients who feel that they have been the victim of medical neglect.

We recognise the dedication of those who serve in our hospitals and health service, but the reality is that our health system is so inadequate that many people find they have become victims of a particular consultant or the Health Service Executive itself. We are here to help.

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