Prosthesis selection in an amputation case

David Woolley examines a discrete point arising in a clinical negligence case involving the amputation of a 63 year old claimant’s leg. When considering the claimant’s needs in respect of an appropriate prosthesis the judge was seeking to return the claimant as closely as possible to the position she would have been in had she not suffered the amputation. Miller v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (2014).

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Philip D'Netto


I am a Partner specialising in catastrophic injury and large loss claims, based in the firm’s Manchester office and heading up the practice area there.