Amputation and Limb Loss Caused by Medical Negligence
The amputation of a limb is a disfiguring and disabling injury that lasts a lifetime. In the best situation, a patient who has had an amputation or lost a limb faces a hard recovery. This recovery often includes extensive physical and psychological therapy. These therapies often come with a significant medical cost and some patients even suffer a loss of their ability to work, as well as increased difficulty in performing everyday tasks.
Do I Have an Amputation Injury Lawsuit?
There are many causes for amputation. Circulatory problems and diabetes are two common causes. Failure to treat these two problems correctly can be the basis for a successful case. The loss of mobility which can follow may lead to extreme patient suffering. Litigation works to provide recourse to victims of amputation injuries. While active duty military members cannot recover for losses occurring as a result of combat activities, they can recover for injuries that occur as a result of a physician's negligence.
Wrongful amputation medical malpractice can occur when a physician did not practice a reasonable standard of care, resulting in an infection, improper amputation, wrong-sided amputation, or unnecessary amputation. In these situations, when wrongful amputation medical malpractice occurs, physicians may be held liable for injuries resulting from their medical negligence. Our military medical malpractice attorneys have a long history of success with amputation injury lawsuits.
What Makes a Meritorious Amputation Injury Lawsuit?
In order to bring a successful malpractice claim or case, the claimant must prove that the health care provider acted negligently and that this negligence caused an injury and damage. Proving a case requires obtaining and reviewing medical records in conjunction with experts and then presenting the claim, with supporting evidence.
Lawyers specializing in wrongful amputation medical malpractice cases have the knowledge and expertise to find the mistakes doctors made, gather expert witnesses, and hold negotiations for a settlement in your favor.
Recovering Damages in an Amputation Injury Lawsuit
The law gives wrongful amputation injury victims the right to recover for both their economic and emotional damages. With an amputation injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover for:
- Past and future medical costs, including costs for prosthetic limbs
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages in situations where limb loss prevents the patient from working
- Other damages