Amputation due to Medical Malpractice
Very important questions now need answering. How did this happen, who is responsible and how can I prove my case?
The unthinkable happened and you woke up with a wrongful amputation while under medical care.
Latona Law has successfully represented Pennsylvania families in amputation malpractice cases for 30+ years.
In preventable amputation cases, the victim will often have significant medical expenses that they will want compensation for. These expenses can include hospital time, surgery, physical therapy, medication, and long-term care. They can also include costs associated with mental issues, such as anxiety, depression, and fear. Preventable amputations also affect the victim’s ability to return to work.
At Latona Law, we help victims, and their families receive the justice and compensation they deserve. Our lawyers have access to a variety of resources that will allow us to analyze the situation and determine if a provider acted negligently.
If you suspect your amputation was caused by medical negligence, call us today at (570) 825-9000 to schedule a free consultation.
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After consultation, if it has been determined that you have experienced medical negligence a suit can be filed.
During the litigation process you will have frequent check-ins with updates as to the progress.
Amputation Caused by Medical Negligence
In severe medical negligence cases, a patient may suffer the loss of a limb as a result. An amputation can be unexpected and comes with many difficulties for the victim and their family. Fortunately, these victims can seek compensation for their damages.
Common examples of medical negligence that results in an amputation include:
- Surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Failure to recognize and treat post-operative blood clots
- Infection due to surgical equipment being left in the patient’s body
- Incorrect dosage or administration of medication
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
Doctors are expected to provide the best possible care for every one of their patients. However, sometimes medical errors occur. To recover compensation for amputation, the patient must prove that the doctor broke the standard of care. Medical professionals have a duty to follow widely accepted procedures and practices. When they fail to do so, you have grounds for a malpractice case.
This is often through the testimony of medical professions practicing in a similar specialty. These experts would testify to the applicable standard of care. The patient must then show that the negligence is the direct, legal cause of their injury. This means that it must be proven that the patient would not have sustained injury had the doctor provided the standard of care required.
At Latona Law, we have extensive experience in cases where medical negligence led to an amputation. We have represented many Pennsylvania families in amputation malpractice cases, including some that led to very large recoveries.
Our case evaluation begin with a brief phone conversation or online chat. The next would be an in-person evaluation. A Latona Law attorney will come to a location of your choice, including home or the hospital. Day and evening appointments both available.
From the moment you contact Latona Law, there is no cost to your family related to the amputation case. Beyond the initial consultation being free, if we do not recover compensation, families are not responsible for any of the costs associated with the case.
Latona Law will spare no expense, and leave no stone unturned, to help your family as much as possible. Our team offers access to leading, medical experts and professionals that may be required to uncover any negligence or errors that occurred.
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