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Catastrophic medical negligence amputation is one of the most serious medical negligence injuries a person can suffer. If you have suffered an amputation as a result of a medical error, whether a surgical error or misdiagnosis leading to amputation, you can make an amputation medical negligence claim.

Get in touch with our experienced medical negligence solicitors - we can help.

What is amputation negligence?

In many cases amputation of a limb can be avoided with appropriate medical care. In these cases loss of a limb may well be due to medical negligence.

Amputation causes lifelong disability, affecting the amputee’s mobility, dexterity, and independence. The amputee may need help to get around, to look after themselves, their children, and stay safe in the home. They may no longer be able to participate in the things they enjoy, such as sports or hobbies, and they may suffer financial hardship if their disability leaves them unable to return to their former work.

Amputees may suffer phantom limb pain or psychological reactions, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem. This can delay healing, rehabilitation and increase the strain on family relationships.

Starting your amputation negligence compensation claim

For more than 30 years, Boyes Turner's experienced medical negligence amputation specialists have helped clients through the claims process. We will assess your case to establish if you can claim for medical negligence and consider issues around misdiagnosis, delayed treatment errors, or poor wound or foot care or poor diabetic management.

After an initial discussion, we will enter into a no win no fee funding agreement with you and fully investigate your claim. We will obtain your medical records, take witness statements, obtain expert reports and explore the issues in your claim with experts and specialist barrister. We will then put your claim to the defendant and, if liability is denied, start formal court proceedings. At each step we will discuss with you how best to resolve your claim as quickly and effectively as possible, seeking to avoid the inevitable risks of a contested trial.

Making an amputation negligence claim can help clients regain their independence and rebuild their lives through their entitlement to compensation. Interim (advance) payments and settlements help provide our clients with rehabilitation and therapies, specialist prosthetics and equipment, and necessary adaptations to their home and vehicles. Compensation also eases financial hardship by replacing lost earnings and other expenses arising from amputation and disability.

If the amputation was caused by a traumatic injury our serious injury lawyers can help.


Why choose Boyes Turner? 

Our clients receive the highest standards of advice and representation and are always treated with compassion, outstanding care and understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological and financial impact that life-changing injury can have upon their lives.

  • We're nationally acclaimed medical negligence lawyers. We’re recognised as leading clinical negligence experts by Chambers Directory and Legal 500.
  • We've won awards & accreditations for securing maximum compensation for clients.
  • We have an extensive & highly experienced medical negligence team with proven skills to succeed in high value, complex claims involving catastrophic injury and severe disability.
  • We provide the highest standards of advice, only work with top medical experts or treatment providers in the UK and many charities to help support rehabilitation.

Client Story Kevin Ridsdale amputation claim

Watch video Kevin had diabetes and a history of foot problems, including reduced sensation (neuropathy) and ulceration. This meant that he was at increased risk of losing his feet from complications of minor injury. His amputation followed multiple missed opportunities by practitioners at his GP surgery and a hospital radiology (x-ray) department to refer him for specialist foot care and to diagnose his condition.

Kevin’s claim included compensation for his pain and suffering, partial loss of earnings, extra care, increased accommodation costs, equipment and therapies. Prior to settlement interim payments paid for bespoke prosthetic limbs, including a water activity limb enabling him to return to his former hobby of kayaking.

“I couldn’t have wished for a better partner” "The journey with Julie was interesting! The team that was assembled certainly knew their stuff which meant I got all the necessary support to keep going. Thank you all.”
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Amputation claims from medical negligence frequently asked questions

What types of medical mistakes lead to amputation negligence claims?

Types of medical mistakes that lead to amputation negligence claims include:

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What can I be compensated for?

Boyes Turner’s medical negligence amputation specialists work with our clients and experts to ensure that each client recovers their full entitlement to compensation.

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Can I get help with costs before my amputation case reaches a conclusion?

We work hard to secure early admissions of liability. This enables us to obtain substantial interim payments to begin easing the financial hardship which often follows a devastating injury.

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Am I protected if I am at risk of a future amputation?

Where negligent medical care leaves our client at an increased risk of needing a future amputation, compensation may be recovered for the client’s current injury, with a ‘provisional damages’ claim.

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Watch Ian's amputation story

Following a failure to diagnose an aneurysm, Ian suffered an above knee amputation, which impacted on all elements of his life. Upon contacting Boyes Turner, we secured compensation to ensure his future needs are met including prosthetics, home adaptation and rehabilitation.

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Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Amputation claims from medical negligence team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
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Julie Marsh


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Richard Money-Kyrle


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Alice Carley


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Fran has been an amazing support through a very difficult time for me and my family. Always available to speak and kept me in the loop with anything happening, she has been so kind, and I thank her so much for helping and getting my mum the justice she deserved.

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I approached Boyes Turner after my claim was turned down by one of the Medical Negligence Claim company. My wife was a victim of medical negligence.

Boyes Turner have acted so efficiently on our behalf and was able to win our case. Anytime we contact them, their customer service was very good as they kept us fully informed of every level our case has developed. They are very friendly and approachable and great in their professional advise. I would strongly recommend anyone approach them for their legal and medical negligence services.

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I came to Boyes Turner desperate after searching the web for a firm to use for my sons case. He was only a few months so my mind was all over the place, but from the very first point of contact I felt a sense of relieve and belonging. I was welcomed and looked after by amazing staff who always communicated everything so well and went the extra mile to explain things and ensure I understood what was happening every step of the way (THANK YOU SUSAN BROWN). Susan was amazing I felt like I not only had a solicitor but someone who understood my emotions as a mother and always handled me with so much compassion and that was all I needed to keep me going for the 6 years of the case. Years went by in a breeze because of how professional Boyes Turner was. I am so greatful I went through it all with them and mananged to get my son a good compensation. We look forward our new life where my sons needs are priority after struggling for so long. Thank you Boyes Turner and thank you Susan Brown. My family and I are ever indebted.

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