What is an Amputation Injury?
According to Johns Hopkins, "The most common reason for an amputation is poor blood flow. This happens when arteries become narrowed or damaged."
An amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, illness, or surgery. When an amputation occurs through surgery, it may be to control pain or to stop the progression of disease. An amputation alone can be very traumatic. The loss of mobility which can follow may lead to extreme patient suffering. However, when amputation injuries result from a doctor's negligence or carelessness, an amputation injury lawsuit can provide victims recourse.
Do I Have an Amputation Injury Lawsuit?
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 firm has a long history of successes with amputation injury lawsuits.
What Makes a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Meritous?
In order to bring a successful medical 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.
What Damages Could I Recover 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
Our firm has decades of experience with amputation injury claims, to better assist you in your case. View our verdicts and settlements for more information on our history of success.