The Facts About Wrongful Amputation Laws
Few people can imagine the physical and emotional cost of losing a limb. For those who must confront this scenario, it may be one of the most challenging ordeals of their lives.
What may make this situation even more difficult to bear is that many of these amputations were entirely avoidable. Medical practitioners who wrongly remove a limb often leave their patients with diminished quality of life, loss of earning power, and emotional scars to match the physical ones.
After all, it’s one thing to lose a limb in a heroic act or as the result of a severe accident; it’s something else entirely when you lose an arm or a leg because your physician was negligent or had a bad day at the office.
Understanding Wrongful Amputation
It’s estimated that there are more than 50,000 amputations annually in the United States. Reasons include traumatic injuries, infections, heart disease, cancer and vascular complications.
Unfortunately, a significant number of these amputations are the result of a medical professional’s negligence.
Some of the common scenarios where this occurs include the following:
- A surgeon accidentally amputates the wrong limb
- A physician fails to properly monitor or treat an infection, ultimately causing the limb to be amputated
- A medical professional fails to diagnose and treat post-operative blood clots
- A surgeon fails to use sterile instruments or leaves some non-organic matter or object inside a closer wound, causing an infection and amputation
How the Law Protects You
Medical malpractice laws protect people who have been victimized by wrongful amputation. Victims can sue for pain and suffering, lost wages and future earning power, current and future medical costs and emotional anguish.
While no financial compensation can replace a lost limb, it can help victims take the necessary steps to heal. Finding an attorney with experience in wrongful amputation cases is critical, given the complex nature of these cases and the difficulty of establishing that negligence occurred.
If you or someone you love has suffered a wrongful amputation, we urge you to contact us today for a consultation.
Nationally Renowned Los Angeles Amputation Lawyer
In 2010, the Daily Journal put it best: “For amputees, an attorney who knows their pain.” That is exactly what you will find at Doyle Law, where we are led by Conal Doyle, an attorney who brings a unique perspective to the issues facing amputees throughout the nation.
Conal Doyle truly understands what you are going through after the loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot or other limb because he is an amputee himself. He has built a name throughout the United States for his ability to secure the full benefits and compensation that amputees deserve.
Full Service Representation For You
From personal injury claims to claims against the insurance company for denying benefits for prosthetic devices, Conal can help you with all of the legal issues that may arise as a result of your amputation injury.
Your Choice Of Law Firm Matters
Our record of success in personal injury cases is impressive.
Why do our results matter? They matter because the insurance companies know we will not settle for anything less than what our clients need and deserve for economic and noneconomic damages. This strongly positions us to negotiate the best possible settlement and, if the insurance companies continue to be unreasonable, lay the groundwork for a successful jury trial.
We work with the finest experts from around the nation to demonstrate the damages our clients have suffered to obtain full and fair compensation for past, present and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, home-modifications and in-home care.
Not Sure How To Proceed?
All we ask for is one phone call. If you or a loved one is struggling due to an amputation, call us at 310-385-0567 for a free consultation. It will cost you nothing to find out more about how we can help.