Amputations Caused By Negligence.
When surgery is required to remove a limb (or portions of a limb, such as fingers or toes), the impact is life-changing. When amputation is required because of another person or company’s negligence — such as in a motor vehicle crash, workplace accident or a result of medical malpractice — it is critical to contact a top injury lawyer to ensure you hold those responsible accountable, and recover the compensation necessary to protect your family for the future.
Passen & Powell has substantial experience in these matters, and would be happy to discuss a potential case. For a Free Consultation, call us at 312-527-4500.
Severe Trauma Leading To Limb Loss
Nearly 2 million people in this country are living with amputated limbs. Nearly half of those amputations were caused by severe trauma — such as the force from a truck wreck or explosion.
Passen & Powell understands the tremendous financial, physical and emotional toll the loss of a limb can have on a person and his or her family. The medical expenses alone, not to mention the substantial pain and disability, are likely to be in the millions of dollars.
We consult with our client’s doctors and therapists, and also with other experts (life care planners, vocational/rehabilitation professionals, economists, and others) to ensure that the compensation we demand for our clients will protect them and their families for the rest of their lives.
Amputation Caused By Medical Malpractice
Aside from cases involving traumatic injury resulting in limb loss, Passen & Powell also represents people who have required amputations because of medical negligence. For example, when a doctor or medical professional prescribes the wrong medication or ignores a patient’s worsening symptoms, resulting in the need for amputation, there may arise a case of medical malpractice.
Common examples of medical negligence resulting in the need for amputation include:
- Surgery on the wrong part of the body — for example, amputating the wrong limb
- Failure to recognize and treat post-operative blood clots, resulting in amputation of the legs, arms or other limbs
- Infection caused by leaving surgical equipment in the patient’s body, resulting in the need for amputation
- Giving the wrong medication — including the wrong dosage or method of administration — to a patient, resulting in limb loss
- Misdiagnosis of medical condition, leading to spread of infection and need for amputation
There may be other scenarios as well. In any case, if you suspect the need for amputation was caused by medical negligence, call Passen & Powell at 312-527-4500 for a Free Consultation.