Diabetes can lead to many complications, including poor circulation. According to Diabetes UK 135 amputations are carried out every week as a result of diabetes. However, it’s thought that 80 per cent of those could be avoided if they received the proper foot care.
Whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2, you are more at risk of amputation if you do not receive annual foot checks by a specialist practitioner.
You may have suffered negligence if:
- You were not offered a foot check by your GP
- The foot check you received was not high quality
- You were not offered the right advice to prevent any problems
- You were not offered the right treatment for any problems
If you have had to have suffered an amputation because of the lack of care with your diabetes, you may have a medical negligence claim.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.